Since 1996, As many as 40,000 people attend our one day event every year, with over 425 vendors and 40 sponsors participating, filling our historic Downtown core. Here, visitors can enjoy all kinds of tasty kumquat treats, from kumquat pie to kumquat cookies, smoothies, ice cream, marmalade, and even kumquat salsa. Dade City's Annual Kumquat Festival®, held the last Saturday in January each year, 9am to 5pm has become extremely popular for its homegrown, family-friendly entertainment. Visitors can listen to local entertainment, get their face painted, look at antique cars, and shop for arts and crafts. Fun Activities to SEE and DO at the festival include:Arts and Crafts, Delicious Food (from our local restaurants, food vendors and food trucks), Car and Truck Show, Health and Wellness Area, Live Local Entertainment, Farmer's Market, Kumquat Kids Corral, Kumquats, Kumquat Pie and Products, Quilt Challenge and our wonderful Sponsors. Admission is FREE, transportation from two satellite parking areas is FREE, city owned public parking downtown is FREE and the experience of a unique, authentic and fun filled festival is unforgettable.