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For Immediate Release:
December 26, 2013
Media Contact:
Brian Cullen
bcullen@miamidade.gov
305-247-5727

Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

39th Annual Redland Heritage Festival returns to the Fruit & Spice Park


(MIAMI, December 26, 2013) — Celebrate the New Year at the 39th Annual Redland Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12, 2014, 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 and 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 old time games, as well as a variety of entertainment for everyone.

There will be featured entertainment performing impromptu throughout the park including: “Archibaldo” the Living Statue, old time Bluegrass music by Avocado Estate, the “Amazing Chris” who will dazzle spectators with mind boggling magic, juggling stilt walkers, and live animal shows. There will also be an educational discussion of native Florida wildlife conducted by naturalists from Safari Edventures. The Pioneer Museum will showcase exhibits and lectures by local historians, as well as cooking demos, horticultural demonstrations, and a variety of food and drinks.

Admission is $8 per person and children under 11 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.

WHO:           Redland Fruit & Spice Park
WHAT:         39th Annual Redland Heritage Festival
WHEN:         January 11 and 12, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:       Fruit & Spice Park
                   24801 SW 187th Avenue
                   Homestead, FL

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 http://www.fruitandspicepark.org/, or call 305-247-5727.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County 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 Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.