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For Immediate Release:
May 09, 2013

Media Contact:
Brian Cullen

Redland Summer Fruit Festival Taking Place on June 15 & 16 at the Fruit & Spice Park


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
This summer, enjoy the many different fruits that are in season at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, at the Fruit & Spice Park. The 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. 

The cost is $8 for adults and children ages 11 and under are free. For more information, call the Fruit and Spice Park at 305-247-5727 or visit their website at

The Redland Fruit & Spice Park, operated by the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation 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 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.

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please 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:Redland Summer Fruit Festival

When: June 15, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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


Editor's Note: June 15 and 16, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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