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"Redland Summer Fruit Festival" returns to Fruit & Spice Park, June 18 & 19

MIAMI (June 16, 2016)

Summer in South Florida is a perfect time to enjoy fresh tropical fruit.  In celebration of the summertime fruit season, the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead is hosting the annual Redland Summer Fruit Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event will feature local agriculture and tropical fruit plants on display and for sale, along with food vendors selling homemade tropical fruit smoothies and ice cream, conch fritters and other mouth-watering treats. A children’s area will feature the Little Farm Petting Zoo, pony rides, watermelon-eating contest, and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.  

Admission is $8 per adult and free for children under age 12. For more information about Fruit & Spice Park, call 305-247-5727 or visit the park’s web page

Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Ave. in Homestead, is operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.  The park 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 Redland. It also offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist-led workshops.

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.

Who:
Fruit & Spice Park
What:
Redland Summer Fruit Festival - Saturday/Sunday, July 18 & 19, 2016
When:
June 18, 2016 — 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Where:
Fruit & Spice Park 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead, FL
Editor's Note:
Lots of family fun photo opportunities for this two-day event.