24th Annual International Mango FestivalFairs, Festivals & Shows
The best part of summer has arrived – mango season! Join Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in celebrating the acclaimed ‘king of fruit’ at the 24th Annual International Mango Festival. This year’s theme is “Mangos of Cuba,” exploring the rich heritage of tropical fruit in the Caribbean’s largest island. The family-friendly event features the Mangos of the World Display, fresh mango tastings for $2 while supplies last, Curator’s Choice mango tree sales including Cuban cultivars, gardening and cooking demos, the KidWay education booth, and an array of food vendors at Mangoville. The festival will close with the famous Mango Auction on Sunday at 2 p.m., a chance to bid on rare mangos collected from around the world by Fairchild’s tropical fruit experts, Dr. Richard Campbell and Dr. Noris Ledesma. And for those eager to try more mouthwatering mango dishes, a special Mango Brunch with Miami’s top chefs will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. for an additional cost to raise funds for Fairchild’s Tropical Fruit Program. Guest chefs include Chef Kareem Anguin, Chef Chris Bulgarin, Chefs Andrea Curto-Randazzo and Frank Randazzo, Chef Allen Susser, Chef Kris Wessel, Chef Dewey LoSasso, and Chef Ascione Gaetano. Admission to the Garden is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6 to 17 and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.