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For Immediate Release:
April 02, 2012

Media Contact:
Brian Cullen

Cathy Guerra

Enjoy Blues, Brews & Barbecue at the Fruit & Spice Park


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The 2nd Annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2012 at the Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead.

Join us lakeside for some tantalizing BBQ and incredible blues & country music. Relax while strolling through the park or spread your blanket and gaze at the sky. A multitude of children's activities, petting zoo and pony rides will be available throughout the day, as well as an interactive zone sponsored by Homestead Motor Speedway all day on Saturday.

Featured Bands performing onstage include: "Pit Bull Blues Band," "The Jay Blues Band," "BlackStar," and the "Matt Mansfield Band." On Saturday, from 12 noon - 2 pm, Thunder Country DJ Doug Hitchcock will remote live on the air the festivities and BBQ competition.   

Sponsored by: Budweiser, Thunder Country 100.3, and Rib vendors Huckleberry Hillbilly BBQ, M & M Barbecue, and Smoke n' Spice BBQ. Additional vendors will include: Fresh roasted corn on the cob, funnel cakes, ice cream, silky smooth milk shakes & frozen lemonade.   

Adults $5.00 and children under 11 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 am - 6 pm on Sunday. For more information, please call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.

The Fruit & Spice Park, operated by Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops. For more information please visit Fruit and Spice Park

About the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1, or visit Miami-Dade Parks.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call (305) 755-7848.

Who: Redland Fruit & Spice Park

What:Blues, Brews & Barbecue

When: April 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Where:Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue
Homestead, FL



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