Media Contact:
James Stribling, Fruit & Spice Park
James.Stribling@miamidade.gov
305-242-7934

Savor the flavors of summertime at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival, June 10-11

MIAMI (May 25, 2017)

The Redland Summer Fruit Festival returns with a bounty of seasonal delights, ripe and ready for the tasting, and loads of family-style summer fun, Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11, 2017, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the picturesque Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187th Avenue in Homestead. 

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.

Guests will be able to pick up tips and recipes on healthy cooking with fresh local fruit during culinary demos by chef Ayesha D’Mello of Ayesha’s Kitchen. There will also be great entertainment for the kids, including games, pony rides, a watermelon-eating contest, and more. 

Everyone is encouraged to take lots of photos to share with friends on Facebook and Twitter, #RedlandSummerFruitFestival @miamidadeparks.

Admission is $8 per adult and free for children under age 12. For additional information about Fruit & Spice Park, call 305-247-5727 or visit the website.

The 2017 Redland Summer Fruit Festival is being sponsored by Miami-Dade County, Budweiser and Thunder Country 100.3.

Fruit & Spice Park is operated by Miami-Dade Parks and grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the 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 and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. 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.

Who:
Fruit & Spice Park
What:
Redland Summer Fruit Festival
When:
June 10, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Where:
Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Avenue, Homestead
Editor's Note:
Lots of great photo and interview opportunities for this one-of-a-kind two-day festival that attracts thousands of visitors from near and far.