(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Enjoy a variety of fruits that are in season this summer at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Fruit & Spice Park on Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fruit & Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue, in Homestead.
The Redland Summer Fruit Festival will feature local agriculture and tropical-fruit plants on display and for sale. There will be educational workshops and demonstrations on various topics including lychee/longan, cultivation, propagation, and grafting techniques. Sample rare fruits or visit the concession booths offering fruit-based foods such as fruit smoothies, coco frio, sugar cane, chocolate-covered fruit, and other mouth-watering foods. A children's area will feature the Little Farm Petting Zoo, pony rides, watermelon-eating contest, water balloon toss, and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Admission is $8 per adult and children under 12 years old are admitted for free. For more information, call the Fruit and Spice Park at 305-247-5727.
The Redland Fruit & Spice Park, operated by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables, and nuts from around the world on 40 lush acres in the agricultural Redlands. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist-led workshops.
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 260 parks and more than 12,825 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 www.miamidade.gov/parks.