Some of the tastiest creations from previous years were Kumquat Pie, Kumquat & Rum Ice Cream, Kumquat Salsa, Kumquat Pound Cake and Kumquat Chips. All recipes are compiled into a Kumquat Cookbook, which is a top seller at the festival.
The Kumquat Festival offers more than good eats. Other attractions include:
• Arts and crafts show (one of the largest in the county with more than 300 booths) • Antique Car Show (including a collection of antique fire trucks) • Quilt Show • Wagon rides around Historic Downtown Dade City • Country, pop, bluegrass and folk musical entertainment • Crowning of the Kumquat Queen • Farmer's market with herbs, honey, plants and citrus trees for sale • 5K Run & Walk • Kumquat Kiddie Corral
Most activities are free and open to the public, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information call the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce at (352) 567-
3769 or visit www.kumquatfestival.org
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