The best tangerines in Turkey are grown in Seferihisar . The tangerine festival first was organized during 1960’s and and restarted in 2009’s with Seferihisar Municipality’s efforts after a 30 year interval to promote the tangerine, diversify the processed product , also create branded products and higher income for the farmers.
The 17th Tangerine Festival will host upbeat events and competitions at the marketplace. The competitions as “Best Tangerine Farmer”, “Tangerine King and Queen”, “Best Tangerine Dish” “The Slowest Bike Ride” and “Best Tangerine Theme Souvenir” will rejoice the guests. The famous pop singer Fettah Can will give a concert.
The Tangerine Festival will coincide with the World Children Rights Day this year. As “the founder of the first and only Children Municipality in the World” Seferihisar Municipality is having the children contribute in the whole festival organization process, from the jury selection to the planning. The festival will host many events for children.
The festival will also host a beauty contest. Due to the high number of applicants, the 20 finalists, who will be on the stage that day will be pre-selected before the contest.
Seferihisar Mayor Tunc Soyer has invited everyone to take some time off the daily hurdle on Sınday,to enjoy the Tangerine Festival.
SOURCE: MUNICIPALITY WEB PAGE
In below video you can view footage from a previous festival