The Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival

The Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival

Celebrating the mangos of Haiti and other tropical fruits!

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:30 AM to Sunday, July 15, 2018 4:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers at the juiciest event: The Mango & Tropical Fruit Festival. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit and its friends. We're offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your fruit trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer.

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Welcome to the Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival!

Summer in Miami can only mean one thing: mangos, mangos and more mangos! For nearly 25, years, we've been offering the best in mango varieties sale in South Florida. 

Take a look at the 2018 Curators' Choice Mango Trees that will be on sale all weekend.

Want to keep up-to-speed with what's going on? Then follow us on Twitter. Our botanists and horticulturists are excitedly sharing sneak-peeks as we lead up to the big weekend. 

All Weekend

Mango Taste Test and Flavor Evaluations sponsored by EcoRipe, Corbin Classroom A, $2 per person

Enter the Fairchild Mango Taste Test room. Fairchild selects the finest quality mangos, ripened to perfection and freshly cut for your tasting, cut fresh every day, all available for tasting. Help us decide which mango will reign supreme this year. (Supplies limited, while supplies last), $2 per person.

Mangos and Tropical Fruit 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 and Tropical Fruit Tree Sales, Palmetum

Shop our great selection of Curator's Choice Mango Trees while supplies last. Experts will be on hand with your selection. Click here for a list of our 2018 Mango Trees for sale.

2018 Food Vendors, Garden House Lawn

Coming Soon! 

2018 Mangoville, Garden House Lawn & South Florida Butterfly Garden 

Coming soon! 

Fairchild Education Station

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.

Tropical Beer Garden

Coming Soon!  

Saturday, July 14


Mango and Tropical Fruit Morning Tasty Bite-Size Samples, Garden House, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Sample delicious mango bites from local vendors and caterers.
Check back soon for a complete list of vendors! 

Cooking Demonstrations, Cycad Vista Tent


Sunday, July 15

20th Annual Mango Brunch, 11:00 a.m.

Fairchild's 20th Annual Mango Brunch is a tasty tribute to the most delicious of tropical fruits and is held in conjunction with the 25th Annual International Mango Festival. Join some of South Florida's greatest chefs as they prepare their best mango dishes for you.

The Mango Brunch is not only a delicious fête, it is also an important fundraiser for the Garden to support the work of the Tropical Fruit Program, which continues the pioneering work of Dr. David Fairchild, founder of the Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction Division of the United States Department of Agriculture. We are committed to his far-reaching goals for the collection, conservation, curation and distribution of superior tropical fruit from the Americas and Asia. 

For more information about the Mango Brunch, including ticket information please click here.

Lectures: Art Center

Cooking Demonstrations, Cycad Vista Tent

Have you seen our video for preparing Rainbow Mango Salad with Salmon? Click here for the recipe!

The World-Famous Mango Auction, Garden House, 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy the excitement of the world's only mango auction and bid on your favorite 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.

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 hotel include Miami Dadeland Hotel (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!

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Admission Pricing

The Mango Festival is included with the price of admission to the Garden. 

Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

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Convert your admission toward a Fairchild Membership

We're sure you'll enjoy your the Mango Festival and your visit to the Garden, so we've made it easy for you to apply the price of your admission toward a membership on the day of your visit. Any of our friendly admission personnel can assist you during your visit. Click here to learn about becoming a member.


We offer various discounts, click here to learn more. 

Press and Media Inquiry 

Please contact Maureen Tan, Public Relations Manager at 305.667.1651, ext. 3392 or

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