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For Immediate Release:
March 26, 2013

Media Contact:
Brian Cullen

3rd Annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park presented by Miami-Dade Parks & Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade Parks and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell present the 3rd Annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, 2013, at the Fruit & Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187 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, as well as catch and release fishing provided by Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures. There will also be an interactive zone sponsored by Homestead Motor Speedway all day on Saturday.

Featured Bands performing onstage throughout the day include: "Iko Iko," "Pit Bull Blues Band," "The Jay Blues Band," "Big City Band," and Shadow Creek. On Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm Thunder Country's DJ Doug Hitchcock will be remote live on the air for the festivities and BBQ competition.   

The sponsors for the 3rd Annual Blues & Barbecue Festival include Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell, Budweiser, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, Community Bank, Thunder Country 100.3, and rib vendors Huckleberry Hillbilly BBQ, Big Pig BBQ, Smok'n Hot Ladies BBQ, M & M Barbecue, and Smoke n' Spice BBQ.

Additional vendors include fresh roasted corn on the cob, funnel cakes, ice cream, silky smooth milk shakes & fried cheesecake.   
Admission is $8.00 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 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 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

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:3rd Annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival

When: April 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Where:Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue
Homestead, FL, 305-247-5727


Editor's Note: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m


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