Florida Loquat Festival Returns! Mini-Festival 2021

2021 Florida Loquat Festival

“Back to the Future”

A Mini-Festival Maintaining A New Port Richey Tradition

Good news for loquat fans in the Tampa Bay Region.  The Florida Loquat Festival will return in March, 2021. This year, the celebration of our distinctive local fruit will occur over a two week period at a variety of locations in New Port Richey.  We are presenting this as a “mini-festival,” and celebration series.

Each celebration will be on a small scale and of limited duration.  Participants will observe CDC guidelines – we ask all involved to wear masks and maintain reasonable distance for safety and to ease health concerns of others.

Dates, Locations, Times for 2021 Florida Loquat (mini) Festival

March 20 (12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.) Rose’s Bistro – 6238 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey

March 23 (10 a.m. to 12: noon) New Port Richey Library –  5939 Main Street, New Port Richey

March 28 (11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) Wright’s Natural Market – 5800 Main Street, New Port Richey

April 3 (12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.) Cotee River Brewery – 5760 Main Street, New Port Richey


We will strive to offer the following items at each location on each day of the celebration:

  • Fresh Loquats
  • Loquat Preserves (jellies, jams, compotes)
  • Loquat Pastries
  • Loquat Trees (seedlings to saplings to small mature trees)
  • Loquat Festival T-Shirts

* On April 3 and later: Loquat Beer and Loquat Tea

Dates, Locations, Times

Confirmed for one or more events

  • Friendship Farms – Trees
  • New Port Richey FarmNet – Fruit
  • Lisa B’s baked goods – Pastries
  • Effie Dimitria Trihas – Preserves
  • Lori Peterson – Preserves
  • Barbara Klepper, Organic Presence – Preserves
  • White Heron Tea House – Tea
  • Cotee River Brewery – Beer
  • Wright’s Natural Market – Smoothies and Fruit
  • Rose’s Bistro – Loquat Pies

Jake Pieterse and Dell deChant are event curators.  Lisa B is on-site organizer


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