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The 19th Annual International Mango Festival
The 19th Annual International Mango Festival

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When: Saturday, July 9, 2011 - Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Fairchild's 19th Annual International Mango Festival will celebrate the Mangos of Hawaii. 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.

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

Download a pdf of the Mango Festival program.

View all recipes from our cooking demonstrations

View information on this year's Curator Choice Mango Trees.

Read new information on mango tree care.

Read about cooking and uses of mango.


Mangos of Hawaii Blog.

Mango Lectures and Workshops

Saturday – July 9, 2011 (Garden House) Lectures

1:00 p.m.               The Mangos of Hawaii, with
                                Dr. Richard J. Campbell and 
                                Noris Ledesma,  FTBG                                                

2:00 p.m.               Growing Mangos in Japan
                                Dr. John Yonemoto

2:30 p.m.               Fairchild Variety Mango Kit for Home Owners
                                Noris Ledesma, FTBG 

3:00 p.m                Pruning and Shaping for Home Gardening
                                Dr. Richard J. Campbell, FTBG

3:30 p.m.               Pest and Disease Management in Mango,  
                                Dr. Jonathan Crane, Unv. of Florida

Saturday – July 9, 2011 (Near Cycad Circle)  Workshops

10:30 a.m.            Grafting Mangos,
                                Pedro Lopez

11:00 am              Identifying Pests and Natural Predators for Mangos
                               Adrian  Hunsberger,  Universtity of Florida                             

1:00 p.m               Mangos of Hawaii Mangos, 
Frankie and Lynn Sekia, Sekia's Nursery

2:00 p.m.              Mango Pruning,
                               Jonathan Crane, University of Florida                

Sunday – July 10, 2011  (Near Cycad Circle) Workshops

10:30 a.m .           Grafting Mangos
                               Erik Tietig, Pine Island Nursery 

11:30 a.m.           Selecting and Growing the Perfect Mango
                              Jeff  Wasielewski, FTBG                

1:00 p.m              Mangos of Hawaii Mangos , 
                              Ken Love, Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Growers

2:00 p.m.             Mango Pruning
                              Erik Tietig, Pine Island Nursery

Mango Tasting and Flavor Evaluations

Fairchild selects the finest quality mangos, ripened to perfection and cut fresh each day, then makes them available for tasting and evaluations. Help us decide which mango will reign as the best tasting mango by casting your vote. Tastings while supplies last. 

The Culinary Experience, Cooking Demonstrations

Saturday, July 9

11:00 a.m.     Chef Michael Reidt, Area 31 and Chef Bradley Willits,
                         Cobalt Restaurant
                         Mango Ceviche with Jicama, Jalapeno & Avocado

12:00 p.m.     Chefs Norman and Justin Van Aken, Norman’s
                         Smoke and Leather of Mango

1:00 p.m.       Brian Collaro, Whole Foods Market
                         Thai Mango Shrimp Slaw and Mango Agua Fresca

2:00 p.m.       Leila Werner, FTBG
                         Making the Most of your Mangos

Sunday, July 10

11:00 a.m.     Chef Andrea Randazzo, Creative Tastes
                         Chorizo-Cheddar Biscuits with Mango- Jalapeno Marmalade

12:00 p.m.     Chef Kareem Anguin, The Oceanaire Seafood Room
                         Mango and Shrimp Ceviche

 1:00 p.m.      Chef Doreen Colondres, La Cocina No Muerde
                         Salted Cod Salad with Mango, Avocado & Cilantro

 2:00 p.m.      Ayesha D'Mello, Ayesha’s Kitchen
                         Aloo Tikki topped with Indian Mango Chutney

Mango Sampling (Saturday Only)

Miami’s top restaurants, caterers and businesses alike will be sampling their best mango dishes and products. Be sure to come early, this free sampling is one of the Festival’s most anticipated events. 

Mango Smoothies

Enjoy our famous mango smoothies made from mango pulp from the Fairchild Farm. 

Mango Tree Sales

The Curator Choice Mango trees are back and ready for you to take home for your collection. All are available while supplies last. Not sure what tree is best for you? Ask one of our mango experts! 

Tropical Yoga featuring Rina Yoga 

10:30 a.m.        Yoga for Adults

11:30 a.m.        Yoga for Kids

12:00 p.m.        Mango Meditation

12:30 p.m.        Yoga for Adults

1:30   p.m.        Yoga for Kids

Pop-Up Lectures featuring the Mango Medics

Random Acts of Gardening will take place throughout the day with information on proper planting, grafting, pruning practices and more. Have a question for the Mango Medics? They will all be on hand to answer all of your questions.


The Life of a Mango— How do mangos grow? What are their growth stages? Every wonder why mangos taste so good? Join us in Kids Way for educational activities about the history of mangos and their many uses.  

Mangos of the World Fruit Market

The Fairchild world collection is ready for you to take home! Shop the many varieties of mango’s from the Fairchild collection and stock up for your own cooking and eating pleasure! 


All things mango can be found in our mango marketplace! From mango honey and mango soap to mango marinate and hot sauce, we have it all!

Bike Valet

Green Mobility Network will be here Saturday and Sunday offering their unique bike valet service at the South Gate. Bike and $5! If you walk or ride your bike to Fairchild, you will receive $5 off the admission price for adults and $2 for children. It's our way of thanking you for contributing to conservation.

Mango Brunch (Sunday Only)

The culinary event of the summer is back with a Hawaiian twist! The Mango Brunch features six of South Florida’s top chefs all preparing special mango themed dishes. This year, keeping with the theme of Mangos of Hawaii, you will be immersed in Hawaiian culture. Sip on mango mai tai’s, sample the mangos of Hawaii and enjoy live entertainment. Reservations Required.

View a video of past Mango Festivals











Upcoming Festivals

Butterfly Days at Fairchild, September 24 and 25, 2011
Bird Day at Fairchild, October 9, 2011
The Edible Garden Festival, October 22 and 23, 2011
The Ramble, November 11, 12 and 13, 2011
The Chocolate Festival with Coffee and Tea, January 20, 21 and 22, 2012

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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