Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is excited to announce its 19th annual International Mango Festival this year celebrating the Mangos of Hawaii! Just in time for the mango harvest, the Festival will take place Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Festival features everything and more for the mango lover! Shop curator choice mango trees, experience mango-inspired cooking demonstrations, join in on mango tastings and flavor evaluations, view the world’s largest display of mangos from Fairchild’s nurseries, have fun at Fairchild’s children’s activities area, tickle your taste buds at the spectacular mango brunch on Sunday and so much more!!
Mango Lectures and Workshops
Saturday – July 9, 2011 (Garden House)
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
Sunday – July 10, 2011 (Near Cycad Circle)
10:30 a.m . Grafting Mangos,
Erik Teitig, 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
Join Miami’s top chefs as they show us their tricks of the trade for creating delicious mango-centered dishes, both savory and sweet!
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.
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!
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. Join some of South Florida’s greatest chefs as they prepare their best mango dishes.
Chefs Frank and Andrea Randazzo, Creative Tastes Catering and Event Production
A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
Ticket prices for the Mango Brunch are $100 for Members and $125 for Non-members.
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Fairchild 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.
Fairchild’s International Mango Festival is in its 19th year and continues to be the summer’s must-attend event. It features the world’s largest display of mango cultivars, over 1,200 mango trees for purchase, amazing cooking demonstrations, fun things for the kids, mango cultivar tastings, a marketplace of mango products, educational lectures, mango-inspired cuisine, entertainment and much more! The Mango Festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. For more information, please call 305-667-1651 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org.
The International Mango Festival is generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market with additional support from HSBC.