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The 22nd Annual International 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—Mangos 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. Mangos 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. Mangos 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.
15th Annual Mango Brunch For Mango Brunch ticket information, please visit the Mango Brunch Event Page.
Mango Lectures and Workshops (Garden House)
Saturday, July 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.         The Mangos of Colombia, Noris Ledesma, Fairchild

2:00 p.m.         Future of Mango, Dr. Richard Campbell, Fairchild

2:30 p.m.         Growing Mangos in Latin America, Dr. Odilo Duarte, Peru

3:30 p.m.         A New Generation of Mangos at Fairchild, Noris Ledesma, Fairchild
Mango Lectures and Workshops (Workshop tent near Cycad Circle)Sunday, July 13, 2014
10:00 a.m.        Grafting Mangos, Todd Walton, Fairchild

11:00 a.m.        Successfully Growing Mangos in South Florida,
                           Jeff Wasielewski, UF IFAS, Miami-Dade County

12:00 p.m.        Pest and disease management in mango, Dr. Tomas Ayala, USDA

1:00 p.m.          Mango Pruning Big and Small, Jeff Wasielewski, UF IFAS, Miami-Dade County
Cooking Demonstrations (Cycad Vista tent)
Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
Saturday, July 12, 2014
11:30 a.m.             Land and Sea Mango Pad Thai
                                Rose Flynn, Choices Vegan Café

12:30 p.m.             Gluten Free Mango Cobbler (Vegan-Soy Free)
                                Mariana Cortez, Bunnie Cakes

 1:30 p.m.              Albert Cabrera, Bread+Butter
Sunday, July 13, 2014
11:30 a.m.             Monica Duenas, Ortanique on the Mile
12:30 p.m.             Whole Foods Market Coral Gables

1:30 p.m.               Pairing Mangos and Summer Brews
                                Don Lindsay, Beer Sommelier

 Mango Morning Sampling (Garden House)
Saturday Only, July 12; 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 (Corbin Classroom A)Saturday and SundayFor $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.
Read about cooking and uses of mango.
Mangos of the World Display (Garden House and Arts Center)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 (Garden House Lawn)
Tons of mangos will be available for purchage, mangos from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Fairchild.
Mango Medic (Tent near Cycad Circle)
Saturday and SundayOur 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.
Mango Tree Sales (Near Cycad Circle)
op our great selection of Curator’s Choice Mango Trees while supplies last.  Experts will be on hand to help with your selection.
Mangoville (Garden House Lawn)Saturday and SundayPick up artisan mango products and treats or dine on delicious mango dishes whipped up by local vendors and food trucks.
Tropical Yoga with Rina Yoga (Palmetum)Sunday, July 13
Stop by for classes fit for all levels that will strengthen and stretch the body and mind for overall well-being.
11:00 a.m.           Adult Yoga
1:00 p.m.             Super Yogis, Class for Kids
Mango Auction (Garden House)
Sunday, July 13; 2:00 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 (Near 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. 
Travel InformationThe Mango Festival is located in Coral Gables, FL, about 10 miles south of Miami International Airport, detailed driving directions can be found here.   Nearby hotels include Hotel Indigo (call hotel for discounted rate and shuttle service offered to FTBG guests)Sonesta Coconut Grove,  The Biltmore Hotel, and the Miami Marriott Dadeland
Thank you to our sponsors:
whole foodsCerdasofitel
HSBCEco ripe
South Miami HospitalSparkling Ice
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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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