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For Immediate Release:
December 13, 2012

Media Contact:
Brian Cullen

Cathy Guerra

38th Annual Redland Heritage Festival Returns to the Fruit & Spice Park


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Celebrate the New Year at the 38th Annual Redland Heritage Festival on Saturday & Sunday, January 12 & 13, 2013 at the Fruit & Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead.

The Redland Heritage Festival, a Fruit & Spice Park-staple event, celebrates the unique heritage and history of the Redland agricultural community. Participating vendors will showcase traditional natural arts & crafts and nurseries will sell native plants and tropical fruit trees. There will also be a children's area featuring pony rides, face painting and "Water Walking" as well as a variety of entertainment for everyone!

Featured entertainment performing both onstage and impromptu throughout the park include: "Archibaldo" the Living Statue, "Old Fashioned" music with Ed & Geraldine Birbaum, and the "Amazing Chris" who will dazzle spectators with mind boggling magic and storytelling. Live animal shows and an educational discussion of native Florida wildlife will be conducted by naturalists from Zoo Miami. Animals featured include: exotic birds, reptiles, snapping turtles, and other incredible creatures.

Admission is $8 per person and children under 12 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information, please call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.

About Fruit and Spice Park
Fruit & Spice Park, operated by the Miami-Dade County 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 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops. For more information, please visit, or call 305-247-5727.

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 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

Who: Redland Fruit & Spice Park

What:38th Annual Redland Heritage Festival

When: January 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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



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