Fresh from the Grove
Florida is the Kumquat Capital of the World, and Dade City pays tribute to this tiny, exotic fruit every year with its annual Kumquat Festival. This tart yet sweet citrus fruit will have your taste buds singing. The festival features recipe contests, arts and crafts, and live music as well as an amazing array of kumquat pies, jams, relishes, and wines. Spring means it is time for the annual Farm Festival and Quilt Show. This weekend-long event celebrates all the fresh goodness of farms. The show brings quilters from hundreds of miles away to display their quilts and compete for prizes.
Search for Hidden Tre
Downtown Dade City is not only home to delightful buildings and windswept sidewalks warmed by the sun. It is also a Mecca for antique lovers and the streets are dotted with shops. The Dade City Magnolia House is chock full of vases, paintings, and all the quaint odds and ends that make antique shopping and decorating your home such a pleasure. A Trace of Old and Corner Emporium have everything from clocks to lamps in shabby chic or elegant classic styles. No matter which store you visit, the owners will draw on the things you already own and love to help enhance your decor.
From Humble Beginning
Touring the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village is like stepping back into Dade City’s lively past. After you cross the rustic porch, you find yourself visiting not one, but eight distinctive buildings, all of which reflect a part of what life was like for early settlers. The Overstreet House depicts the life of pioneer women and the tasks that made up their daily lives. The C.C. Smith General Store, built in the 1920s, carried goods like bolts of cloth and iron cooking pans. Careful and loving restoration to all of the items allow them to depict days gone by.