The International Mango Festival at Fairchild!
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Learn more about this weekend's event from Dr. Noris Ledesma, curator of tropical fruit:
Featuring the Mangos of Dominican Republic!
Join us on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 2019 for Miami's most celebrated summertime event. This year features the mangos of the Dominica Republic, many of which are not commonly available.
The weekend is packed with tropical gardening fun, including mango and fruit trees for sale; classes and advice on how to grow them; cooking demonstrations on how to use fresh Florida fruit in your own dishes (especially the MANGO); our ever-popular mango tasting; sellers of all kinds of garden-related goodies, jewelry, candles, soaps, crafts, and more; vendors with food of all kinds; beer tasting; live music; activities for kids and so much more!
Happening all weekend:
Mango Tasting & Evaluations sponsored by EcoRipe
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.
Located in the Corbin Education Building Room A
Experience the largest mango collection in the world! Our staggering display offers a beautiful journey through genetic differences within mango species. Learn how fruit colors, shapes and aromas differ from region to region. You are sure to see some very unusual shapes, colors, and textures of mangos from around the globe.
Located in the Garden House
Mango & Fruit Tree Sales
Shop our unparalled selection of Curator's Choice Mango Trees while supplies last. The Rare Fruit Council International , a local plant society, will be selling the rarest fruit trees and plants so you too can have a tropical oasis in your backyard. Experts will be on hand with your selection. Click here for a list of our 2018 Mango Trees for sale.
Located in the Palmetum
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.
Food, Dominican Music, and Vendors
Located on the Garden House Lawn and along the Tram Path
Summer Beer Garden
Sample a refreshing tropical brew, sponsored by:
Saturday, July 13:
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sample delicious bites incorporating the king of fruit from local businesses.
12:00. The Mangos of the Dominica Republic, Dr. Noris Ledesma, FTBG
1:00 p.m. The History of Mexican Mangos, Dr. Sergio Univ Chapingo, Mexico
2:00 p.m. Pruning and Care of Mango Trees, Jeff Wasielewski, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
3:00 p.m. How to Grow Mangos in South Florida, Dr. Noris Ledesma, FTBG.
Sunday, July 14:
• 21st Annual Mango Brunch
Fairchild's 21st Annual Mango Brunch is a tasty tribute to the most delicious of tropical fruits and is held in conjunction with the 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.
11:00 a.m. Young Mango Tree Care, Jeff Wasielewski, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
12:00 a. m. Mango Propagation and Grafting , Warren Condon
1:00 p.m. Mango Cultivars for the Florida Estate Farm, Dr. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami FL.
2:00 p.m. Growing tropical fruits in your back yard, Rob Lawracy
3:00 p.m. The Colorful History and Botany of Mango in Florida, Jorge J. Zaldivar, Rare Fruit Council
The World-Famous Mango Auction
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.
Located in the Garden House, 2:00 p.m.
Get inspired to cook with mango! Check out our video for Rainbow Mango Salad with Salmon:
Thank you to our sponsors!
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International Mango Conference at Fairchild
Friday, July 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Mango Festival is included with the price of admission to the Garden.
Free for Fairchild Members
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger
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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.
The Mango Festival is located in Coral Gables, Florida, about 10 miles south of Miami International Airport. Detailed driving directions can be found here. Nearby hotels 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.
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