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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2014
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Brian Cullen
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Cathy Guerra
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4th Annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park Presented by Miami-Dade Parks & Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell

(MIAMI, March 13, 2014) - Miami-Dade Parks and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell present the 4th annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival on Saturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 at the Fruit & Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue in Homestead. Join us lakeside for some incredible barbecue food and blues & country music. A multitude of children’s activities, including a petting zoo and pony rides, will be available throughout the day. There will also be an alligator show by expert handlers from the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians. 

Featured Bands performing onstage throughout the day include: “Iko Iko,” “The Jay Blues Band,” “Shadow Creek,” and the “Pit Bull Blues Band.” 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 4th annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival will include Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell, Budweiser, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, Thunder Country 100.3, South Dade Garden Club, and Rib Vendors: Huckleberry Hillbilly BBQ, Smok’n Hot Ladies BBQ, M & M Barbecue, Big Pig BBQ, and Smoke n’ Spice BBQ. Additional vendors will include: Funnel cakes, ice cream, silky smooth milk shakes & fried cheesecake.    

Admission is $8 and children under 11 years of age are admitted free. Doors open at 10 am and close at 6 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. For more information, please call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727. 

About Fruit & Spice Park

The 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.