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For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2014
Media Contact:
Brian Cullen
bcullen@miamidade.gov
305-247-5727

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

Redland Summer Fruit Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park


(MIAMI, May 29, 2014) — This summer, enjoy the many different fruits that are in season at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22,  2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Visit the concession booths offering fruit-based foods such as fruit smoothies, fried cheesecake, tropical fruit ice cream, and other mouth-watering foods. Live entertainment with steel drum music, and a children’s area will feature the Little Farm Petting Zoo, pony rides, a watermelon-eating contest, water balloon toss, and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Admission is $8 per adult and children under 12 are admitted for free. For more information, call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727 or visit their website at www.fruitandspicepark.com.  

About Fruit & 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 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/.