When: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
This July 13, 14, 2013, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will once again celebrate the mango at the 21st 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. Mango experts and enthusiasts of the world will gather at Fairchild for formal learning in our Grower’s Summit 2013, which will deliver specific recommendations on varieties and directions for the growing mango in the Americas.
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.
1:00 p.m. The Mangos of Mexico, Dr. Richard Campbell, FTBG
2:00 p.m. David Fairchild’s Mango Legacy for South Florida, Noris Ledesma,
2:30 p.m. Pest and disease management in mango, Jeff Wasielewski, Dade
County Cooperative Extension Service.
3:30 p.m. Mango Wine from Nature’s Bounty, Mike Winterstein.
10:30 a.m. Proper Plants and Good Tree Care, Jeff Wasielewski, Dade County
Cooperative Extension Service.
11:30 a.m. Mango Pruning, Erik Teitig, Pine Island Nursery
1:30 p.m. Pest and disease management in mango, Dr. Tomas Ayala, USDA
2:00 p.m. Grafting Mangos, Todd Walton, FTBG
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 about cooking and uses of mango.
Parents, take a break with your children, relax on the lawn and enjoy a delightful story time program. Staff from the Miami-Dade Public Library System will share stories and songs to entertain children of all ages. Don’t forget to visit our library resources table also! Here you will learn how you can register for a library card, what’s new at your libraries and much more.
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.
|View a video of past Mango Festivals|
Thank you to our sponsors:
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.