20th Annual International Mango FestivalJuly 14 & 15, 9:30am-4:30pm – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Enjoy lectures, cooking demonstrations, samplings and children’s activities as part of Fairchild Garden’s International Mango Festival. It’s all about mangos – from mango-inspired cuisine to the largest mango collection in the world with over 1,200 mango trees for purchase, fun activities for the kids, a marketplace of mangos and mango products, educational lectures, entertainment and lots more. More than 100 varieties of Fairchild mangos, as well as fruit from India and Puerto Rico, will be available for purchase; mango trees available, including a Curator’s Choice tree; and the world’s only mango auction. On both days a Mango Tasting and Flavor Evaluation Room will be set up in Corbin A with an entry fee of $1. Savor a mango smoothie as you browse the displays or visit the Schnebly Brewing Company booth where you can sample their newest mango brew from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday morning sample mango pies from Kenny’s Great Pies and mango coconut water from Zico Coconut Water. Sunday’s activities include tastings of chefs’ mango specialties and informative demonstrations. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for kids 6 – 17. Walkers and bikers enjoy discounts and military personnel with ID have free admission, their spouses $20 and children $10.

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