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FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN PREPARES FOR ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL



















The 22nd Annual International Mango Festival









When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM






The 22nd Annual International Mango Festival—Mangoes of Colombia









This July 12 and 13, 2014, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will once again celebrate the mango at the 22nd Annual International Mango Festival. Over the two days of the festivities we will celebrate the mango as an object of beauty and admiration, a subsistence crop for the people and as a niche and mainstream commercial fruit of the future.





Two full days of mango festivities will feature a wide range of products, ideas and of course the star of our show, the mango itself in all its glory. 




Mangoes have been collected from the far reaches of the globe and nurtured in South Florida, following in the footsteps of David Fairchild, the most venerable mango collector of them all. 






Mangoes in every culinary creation, work of art and on every flat surface. Visit the festival to shop Curator Choice mango trees and fresh fruit, enjoy mango lectures and smoothies, view the world's largest display of mangos, take part in the world's only mango auction and buy mango merchandise and botanical art. There will also be mango culinary demonstrations, our one of a kind mango brunch, a fantastic International Fruit Market and fun activities for kids.







Mango Lectures and Workshops

Check back for updates!

The Culinary Experience Chef Demonstrations

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
Learn from local chefs as they teach us their tricks for creating delicious mango dishes!
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Mango Morning Sampling

Saturday Only, July 12 (Garden House); 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Enjoy tasty mango dishes as Miami's top restaurants, caterers and businesses alike sample their best mango dishes and products.







Mango Tasting and Flavor Evaluations

Saturday and Sunday (Corbin Classroom A)
For $1.00, enter the Fairchild Mango Tasting room. Fairchild selects the finest quality mangos, ripened to perfection and freshly cut for your tasting, cut fresh each day, all available for tasting. Help us decide which mango will reign supreme this year. While supplies last. 











Mangos of the World Display (Garden House)

Experience the largest mango collection in the world! Our staggering display offers a beautiful journey through genetic differences within mangos. Learn how mango colors, shapes and aromas differ from region to region.








Mango Fruit Market (Cycad Vista)


Tons of mangoes will be available for purchase, mangoes from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Fairchild.











Mango Medic

Saturday and Sunday (Workshop Tent, near Cycad Circle)
Our mango medics and experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your mango trees. Is your tree not fruiting? Have a question about an ailing tree? Stop by and let our medics come to the rescue.



It's all about mangos at Fairchild's International Mango Festival.

Read new information on mango tree care or the blog For the Love of Mangos.











Mangoville

Saturday and Sunday (Garden House Lawn)
Pick up artisan mango products and treats or dine on delicious mango dishes whipped up by local vendors and food trucks.












Mango Auction

Sunday, July 14 (Garden House); 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy the excitement of the world's only mango auction while bidding on your favorite mangos. Join Dr. Richard J. Campbell and auctioneers for a journey through the exciting world of mangos. What will be the best mango variety available at this year's auction? Stop in to find out and experience this truly unique auction.














Kids Activities in Kidway

(Located near the Edible Garden)
Dr. David Fairchild explored the world in search of tasty tropical fruits. Along his journeys he found the mango. At the KidWay learn about mango and other fruits brought over by Fairchild through hands-on interactive activities. Face painting, arts and much more.







View a video of past Mango Festivals





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Admission:
Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.



Non-members:
$25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.





Eco-discount:
If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!




Military Discount:
We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.










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