• Open House
    Schedule of Events

    Open House

    The 2018 Open House will be held at the Kumquat Growers packing house in St. Joseph from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday January 24th and Friday, January 25th, (the two days before the Kumquat Festival).

  • “Origin and History of the Kumquat”
    Talks at 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 1:30

    History of the Kumquat

    Listen to an informative talk on the origin and history of kumquats in the Dade City area. Also learn about the different types of kumquats and how they are used. (approx 15 min).

  • Packing House Tour
    Tours at 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00

    Packing House Tour

    A tour of the Packing House which will explain how kumquats are picked, processed, packaged and shipped. (approx 15 min.)

  • Grove Tour
    Tours every 30 minutes from 10:30 until 2:30

    Grove tour

    A tour of a kumquat grove. This tour will cover the planting, maintenance and care of kumquat trees for commercial production. (approx 30 min.)

  • Hydroponics
    Talks at 10:45, 12:15, 2:15

    Packing House Tour

    Listen to an informative talk by John Lawson of Hydro Harvest Farms on hydroponic agriculture. (approx 15 min.)

  • Schedule and events subject to change. Please check back prior to the event.