Bring the family out for a fun-filled time that celebrates the arrival of summer and for delicious tropical fruit that’s ripe and ready for tasting.
The annual Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., gives folks the opportunity to sample fruit and browse and shop displays of local agriculture and tropical fruit plants. Fruit-based treats like smoothies, ice cream and conch fritters also will be available for purchase.
The festival includes a children’s area with games, pony rides, a watermelon-eating contest and other fun activities that the whole family will enjoy. There will be expert-led workshops and classes with tips on growing the best tasting tropical fruit.
Festival admission is $10 per person and children age 11 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Everyone is encouraged to take lots of photos to share with friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RedlandSummerFruitFestival and tagging @miamidadeparks.
Sponsors of the 2019 Redland Summer Fruit Festival include Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade County, Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, Taste of Redland, Thunder Country 100.3 FM, Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society of the Redland, and the South Dade Garden Club.
For additional information on the event, call Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.
Fruit & Spice Park is operated by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department and grows more than 500 varieties of subtropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the Redland.