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The 22nd Annual International Mango Festival
The 22nd Annual International Mango Festival

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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.             Raw Mango Pie with Strawberry Glaze
                                (vegan, gluten free, sugar free, soy free)                               
                                Mariana Cortez, Bunnie Cakes

 1:30 p.m.              BBQ Brisket Rolls, Shaved Collard Greens, Green Mango Chow Chow and Mango-
                                Mustard BBQ Sauce

                                Albert Cabrera, Bread+Butter

Sunday, July 13, 2014
11:30 a.m.             Mango Tres Leches
                                Monica Duenas, Ortanique on the Mile
                          
12:30 p.m.            Strawberry Mango Sprout Salad, Wild Salmon Mango Avocado Ceviche and Mango 
                               
Cakes Bites
                                Camille Lamb and Camilla Portuondo, 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 Sunday
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. 
Read about cooking and uses of mango.

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 (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 Sunday
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.

Mango Tree Sales (Near Cycad Circle)
Shop 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 Sunday
Pick up artisan mango products and treats or dine on delicious mango dishes whipped up by local vendors and food trucks. Scroll down to see a list of our vendors!

Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery (Garden House Lawn)
Join Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery in Mangoville for a taste of their Mango Wine and tropical fruit brews from Miami Brewing Company!

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)
Mangos come in all shapes and sizes and so do seeds!  Through hands-on activities, learn about the great diversity of seeds ranging, from the tiniest orchid seeds to the gigantic coco de mer. Participate in a seed dissection and discover the incredible secrets they hold.

Face painting, crafts, mango poetry and much more.

Seed Dissection
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Tropical Fruits of the Rainforest (Rainforest Plaza across Science Village)
Saturday and Sunday,  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Could you imagine the world without mangos, chocolate, or even bananas? Learn how plant-animal interactions are crucial in the creation of our favorite tropical fruits.

Join the Rainforest Educators at the Rainforest Plaza discovery station for story telling on this unique ecosystem.

Mangoville Vendors

A Touch of Ecuador
Agri Valley, Inc.
Blackie's Best
Candles by Fatima
Charlestowne Pottery
Crushable Seagrass Hats
Delightful Bites
EVOO Bottega
In Your Face Delights
Karen's Kreations
Keez Beez LLC
Market Baskets and Hats
PLP Natural Products
Tambela Natural Soap
Tropical Art
World Flavorz Spices & Teas

Food Vendors

Bangkok Cuisine
BillyBob's Corn
Bollywood Masala
Casa Paella
Chef Allen
C.J.'s Peruvian Grill
Eat Da Bone BBQ
Flips Country Kettle Corn
Gaby's Farm Ice Cream
Gerbaud Bakery
Greek Food
Grand Central Sliders
Karts of All Kinds
M & R Caribbean Conch
Mom & Pop's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Native Conch
Pollo Tropical
The Empanada Lady
TocToc Arepas
Victoria's Flavors

Food Trucks

Ms. Cheezious

Travel Information
The 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

Download the full event program.

 

View a video of past Mango Festivals

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Thank you to our sponsors:

whole foods
Eco ripe
South Miami Hospital
williamson    

   
                     

                 
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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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