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Redland Fish Fry & Seafood Festival returns to Fruit & Spice Park

MIAMI (November 04, 2016)

Coming up on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2016, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the widely-popular “Redland Fish Fry & Seafood Festival” returns to Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, located 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. Bring along family and friends and feast on all types of delectable seafood options, ranging from traditional to Thai and Caribbean-style, and everything in between! Funnel cakes, ice cream, kettle corn, shaved ice, beer, and other food and beverage favorites will also be available for purchase. The event is packed with entertainment by live local bands, as well as fun kids’ activities, including a Miami Marlins interactive zone, pony rides, a bungee jump, and a fishing zone.

Featured bands include: “Jay Blue Band” (Blues/Rock), “Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways” (Jimmy Buffet tribute band), “The Rodeo Clowns” (Modern Country Rock), and “Shadow Creek” (Classic Rock/Country).

The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department presents the 5th annual Redland Fish Fry & Seafood Festival in conjunction with these sponsors: Budweiser, Miami Marlins, The Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Society of the Redland, and Walker Entertainment.

Admission is $8 for adults and free for children ages 11 and under. For more information, visit the web page or call 305-247-5727.

All are invited to take in the views of Fruit & Spice Park - the only tropical botanical garden of its kind in the United States! The park, operated by Miami-Dade Parks, 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 site includes a walkable garden pond with Japanese koi fish, water lilies and a fountain. Daily botanical tours, fruit tastings and naturalist led workshops are also available.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Special Note: Ordinance No. 16-58 • New park rules banning polystyrene (Styrofoam) products in parks & beaches
Beginning July 1, 2017, all polystyrene products (Styrofoam) will be banned in parks and beaches. The ordinance prohibits persons from bringing any polystyrene item onto park property, such as coolers, plates, bowls, cups, lids, to-go containers, cutlery, tableware, boxes, bags, wrappings and others.