Is the farm organic?
We grow conventionally. We use synthetic fertilizer and herbicide. We do not use much insecticide, and only use it on the youngest trees to prevent the succulent leaves (during the spring & summer) from being eaten. We really don’t bother trying to control insects on the fruit producing trees, because with citrus, the skin is discarded.
What should I wear?
We are an outdoor venue and we suggest dressing appropriately for the weather and wearing closed toed shoes.
Can we bring our own food and drinks?
You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks or have them delivered. You can even bring in food trucks for a large event! Any alcohol consumed on property must be purchased from Showcase of Citrus.
When is the best time to visit?
Winter months are known for higher foot traffic, less rain, and earlier sunsets. Summer months are known for lower foot traffic, a higher probability for afternoon rain showers, and a later sunset (this allows for the 6pm monster truck our).
Can I bring my pet?
We are pet-friendly, but pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
Where is Showcase of Citrus located?
Our address is 5010 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34714.
Located on the western side of the Greater Orlando area, we are:
- 25 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort
- 40 minutes from downtown Orlando
- 40 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort
- 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport
- 55 minutes from Legoland Florida Resort
Monster Truck Tours
Is food and drink allowed on the monster truck tour?
Yes. Food and drinks, including alcohol, are allowed on the monster truck tour. Any alcohol consumed on property must be purchased from Showcase of Citrus.
Is the monster truck tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes, we have a ramp that leads up to the trucks.
When should I arrive for the monster truck tour?
We ask that you check in at least 30 minutes prior to the tour time.
Are reservations necessary for the monster truck tour?
Reservations are strongly suggested, since at times the tours book completely full.
Does the monster truck tour run in the rain?
The tour will go out in the rain, but it will be delayed if the weather is severe or if thunder/lightning are present.
Do you get off of the truck to pick fruit during the tour?
Once you are on the monster truck tour, you do not get off the truck until the tour is over. Picking fruit is a separate activity.
Is there a transport system to the grove?
Picking citrus is a walking experience and only foot traffic is allowed.
Can I mix varieties when picking fruit?
Yes. Fruit is sold by weight, regardless of the variety.
Old Time Country Store
Why aren't all products available online?
Our online store is new and we are continuously adding more products. Some products, like alcohol, require different licensing to be shipped. If your favorite product is missing from our online store, let us know! We will do our best to get it added.
Why are there no shipping options available during the online checkout?
If you are shipping out of state, you may have an item in your cart that cannot be shipped outside the state of Florida. Check the product description for any shipping restrictions.
Why are shipping costs so high for online orders?
Many of our items are heavy, fragile, and glass. In order to make sure your products arrive undamaged, we wrap everything in bubble wrap, which adds additional weight and size to the products. The costs of shipping and packing materials are added to your order. If you live locally, you can avoid these charges by picking up your online order in store.
Groups and Events
How do you handle large groups that want to take the monster truck tour?
Since the trucks accommodate up to 35 guests, we rotate groups through the tour. Some guests will be on tour, while the rest of the guests enjoy other activities. Depending on the size of your group, we may have more than one truck running at a time.
How early can we set up and decorate for a birthday party?
Feel free to arrive one hour prior to your scheduled party time slot.
Can we have alcohol at our event?
Yes. Any alcohol consumed on property must be purchased from the Showcase of Citrus Old Time Country Store. We offer beer, wine, and wine smoothies.
How late can we stay after our event?
You are welcome to stay until we close at 7pm, but when your party time has ended, please allow our other guests the use of the picnic areas.
Can we have more than 35 people attend a birthday party?
Yes, of course! 35 guests are included in the birthday party package monster truck tour. An additional monster truck can be arranged for an additional fee. The picnic area only accommodates up to 35 guests to be seated at the same time, but more guests are allowed to be present in the area. You can upgrade to use the pavilion for an additional $75.