Tuesday June 30, 2009
Come to Fairchild's 17th Annual International Mango Festival to buy
your hand selected mango trees and 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, a fantastic
International Fruit Market, fun activities for kids and much, much
more. It's all about mangos at Fairchild's International Mango
For a schedule of activities, .
Kid's Activities: Your children will enjoy and learn. They will make mango leaf puppets, mango art projects, getting their faces painted, creating their own original mango art, and more, but will also enrich their lives by learning about a very important part of South Florida culture, the mango. They will discover where different mangos come from, and the fascinating stories behind them.
Curator's Choice Mangos: The Curator's Choice Mangos selected by Dr. Richard J. Campbell, and Noris Ledesma Fairchild's Curators of Tropical Fruit, are mango trees well-suited to South Florida conditions. The trees will remain small in stature, yet produce top quality, full size fruit. Trees are approximately three feet and are in three gallon plastic container.
World's Only Mango Auction: On Sunday, enjoy the excitement of the only mango auction in the world while bidding on your favorite mangos. Join Dr. Richard Campbell, the Fairchild Tropical Fruit Program staff and auctioneer Jimmy Howell for a journey through the world of mangos.
Admission: Free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17.
Mango Brunch: Tickets: Members $75; Non-Members $100. Reservations are required.