The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce is looking for community volunteers for the 22nd annual Kumquat Festival scheduled for Jan. 26 in downtown Dade City.
More than 30,000 guests are anticipated, including residents from Tampa Bay and surrounding counties, winter residents, tourists and “day trippers.”
For the event, downtown Dade City is transformed into a giant marketplace with local businesses, specialty vendors and partner sponsors. There also will be live entertainment at the historic courthouse square, according to a news release.
The festival celebrates the “little gold gem of the citrus industry,” and in partnership with Kumquat Growers Inc., showcases all the advantages of the versatile, tasty and healthy fruit.
Volunteers are needed to welcome the vendors to the event on Jan. 26 from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Volunteers will be paired off and together will use a color-coding system to direct vendors to their appointed places. A master site map and two-way radio link to the Dade City Police Department and organizers will be provided.
There will be a team breakfast at 4:30 a.m., and directing the vendors will take place between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.
When all is said and done, volunteers will be able to enjoy the festival, if they so choose.
For information on how to help, call (352) 567-3769.
Published December 19, 2018