Schedule of Events
The 2017 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 26th and Friday, January 27th, (the two days before the Kumquat Festival).
“Origin and History of the Kumquat”
Talks at 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 1:30
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
A tour of the Packing House which will explain how kumquats are picked, processed, packaged and shipped. (approx 15 min.)
Tours every 30 minutes from 10:30 until 2:30
A tour of a kumquat grove. This tour will cover the planting, maintenance and care of kumquat trees for commercial production. (approx 30 min.)
Talks at 10:45, 12:15, 2:15
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.