The 25th Annual International Mango Festival

The 25th Annual International Mango Festival

From Wild to Table

When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:30 AM to Sunday, July 2, 2017 4:30 PM

Add to Calendar 7/1/2017 9:30:00 AM 7/2/2017 4:30:00 PM The 25th Annual International Mango Festival

Join as we celebrate mangos from wild to table, discovered in rare and endangered habitats of Indonesia, Malaysia and Borneo. Taste the new flavors, evaluate the differences between the wild mango and our South Florida favorites and discover how to incorporate the rich flavors into recipes and more!

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Join us as we celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit. We're offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer. 

Spread the Mango Festival love to win a Fairchild Membership!

Be sure to share the fun you're having by using the hashtag #WildToTable on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Be sure to tag us with @FairchildGarden! The visitor with the most "likes" will receive a Fairchild Membership!



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Welcome to the 25th Annual International Mango Festival!

Summer in Miami can only mean one thing: mangos, mangos and more mangos! For nearly 25, years, we've been offering the best in mango varieties sale in South Florida. 

Take a look at some the Curators' Choice Mango Trees that will be on sale all weekend.

Want to keep up-to-speed with what's going on? Then follow us on Twitter. Our botanists and horticulturists are excitedly sharing sneak-peeks as we lead up to the big weekend. 

All Weekend

Mango Taste Test and Flavor Evaluations sponsored by EcoRipe, Corbin Classroom A, $2 per person

Enter the Fairchild Mango Taste Test room. Fairchild selects the finest quality mangos, ripened to perfection and freshly cut for your tasting, cut fresh every day, all available for tasting. Help us decide which mango will reign supreme this year. (Supplies limited, while supplies last), $2 per person.

Mangos of the World Display, Garden House

Experience the largest mango collection in the world! Our staggering display offers a beautiful journey through genetic differences within mangos. Learn how mango colors, shapes and aromas differ from region to region.

Mango Medics, Garden House 

Mango Tree Sales, Palmetum

Shop our great selection of Curator's Choice Mango Trees while supplies last. Experts will be on hand with your selection. Click here for a list of our Mango Trees for sale.

Food Vendors, Garden House Lawn

Bangkok Cuisine, CMG Corp of Miami, Eat Da Bone BBQ, Gaby's Farm, Inc., Gerbaud Bakery, Greek Food, Karts of All Kinds, M&R Caribbean Conch, Native Conch, plant b, Sweet Blendz, Victoria's Flavors Unlimited

Mangoville, Garden House Lawn & South Florida Butterfly Garden 

A Touch of Ecuador, Agri-Valley Sales Co., Angry Booch, Atizana Inspired, Candles by Fatima, Chic Afrique, Crushable Seagrass Hats, Fresh Home Made, Grate Madeleine, Gringa Flan, In Your Face Delights, Karen's Kreations, Keez Beez Raw Honey, Lakonia Greek Products, Maddie's Hatbox, MANGOZZ.com, Nic & Luc Fine Food Purveyors, Pollo Tropical 

KidWay!

Dr. David Fairchild explored the world in search of tasty tropical fruits. Along his journeys, he found the mango. At the KidWay, learn about mango and other fruits brought over by Fairchild through hands-on interactive activities. Face painting, arts and much more.

Concrete Beach Brewery Beer Garden

Celebrate the summer season with the world premiere of Concrete Beach Brewery's newest beer - the Mango Gose! This German style wheat ale made with mango will be sampled for the first time along with other favorites from the brewery! Sit down and relax at the beer garden and play some of your favorite lawn games! 

Saturday, July 1

Mango Lectures and Workshops, Science Village Classroom

11:00 a.m. - Wild Mangos of South Florida, Dr. Noris Ledesma, FTBG 
12:00 p.m. - Current Status of Mangos in Florida, Dr. Jonathan H. Crane, University of Florida, IFAS
1:00 p.m. - Growing Mangos in Latin America, Dr. Odilo Duarte, Peru
2:00 p.m. - Organic Mango Production, Dr. Steven Green, University of Miami
3:00 p.m. - Growing Mangifera Species in Naples, Dr. Steve Brandy, Naples Botanical Garden, USDA

Mango Morning Tasty Bite-Size Samples, Garden House, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Sample delicious mango bites from local vendors and caterers.
Check back soon for a complete list of vendors! 

Cooking Demonstrations, Cycad Vista Tent

11:00 a.m. - Chef Tracy Knight, Skinny South
12:00 p.m. - Chef Ayesah D'Mello, Ayesha's Kitchen
1:00 p.m. - Chef Jackie Gadala, Superfuzion 

Mango Masters, 2:00 p.m. - Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center 

Experience a flight of mangos and become a mango master! This event will follow a formal wine tasting format, taking you through the flavor profiles of each mango, led by our mango expert and Curator of Tropical Fruit, Dr. Noris Ledesma. The mangos will be paired with specialty drinks, presented by Shaw-Ross mixologist, Julio Cabrera, and cheese, sure to complement your palate! 

Fairchild Members: $40 
Nonmembers: $50 

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For more information call 305.663.8044. 

Sunday, July 2

18th Annual Mango Brunch, 11:00 a.m.

Fairchild's 18th Annual Mango Brunch is a tasty tribute to the most delicious of tropical fruits and is held in conjunction with the 25th Annual International Mango Festival. Join some of South Florida's greatest chefs as they prepare their best mango dishes for you.

The Mango Brunch is not only a delicious fête, it is also an important fundraiser for the Garden to support the work of the Tropical Fruit Program, which continues the pioneering work of Dr. David Fairchild, founder of the Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction Division of the United States Department of Agriculture. We are committed to his far-reaching goals for the collection, conservation, curation and distribution of superior tropical fruit from the Americas and Asia. 

For more information about the Mango Brunch, including ticket information please click here.

Mango Lectures and Workshops, Science Village

11:00 a.m. - Proper Planting and Care for Young Mango Trees, Jeff Wasielewski, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
12:00 p.m. - Pest and Disease Management in Mango, Adrian Hunsberger, UF/IFAS Extension
1:00 p.m. - What it Takes a Mango to Arrive in South Florida to the USA, Dr. Odilo Duarte, USDA
2:00 p.m. - Training and Pruning a Mango Tree, Dr. Noris Ledesma, FTBG 
3:00 p.m. - Grafting Mangos, Fritz Barberousse 

Cooking Demonstrations, Cycad Vista Tent

1:00 p.m. - Chef Ayesha D'Mello, Ayesha's Kitchen 

Have you seen our video for preparing Rainbow Mango Salad with Salmon? Click here for the recipe!

The World-Famous Mango Auction, Garden House, 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy the excitement of the world's only mango auction and bid on your favorite mangos. What will be the best mango variety available at this year's auction? Stop in to find out and experience this truly unique auction.

Travel Information

The Mango Festival is located in Coral Gables, FL, about 10 miles south of Miami International Airport, detailed driving directions can be found here. Nearby hotel include Miami Dadeland Hotel (call hotel for discounted rate and shuttle service offered to FTBG guests), Sonesta Coconut Grove, The Biltmore Hotel, and the Miami Marriott Dadeland.

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Admission Pricing

The Mango Festival is included with the price of admission to the Garden. 

Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger


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Convert your admission toward a Fairchild Membership

We're sure you'll enjoy your the Mango Festival and your visit to the Garden, so we've made it easy for you to apply the price of your admission toward a membership on the day of your visit. Any of our friendly admission personnel can assist you during your visit. Click here to learn about becoming a member.

Discounts

We offer various discounts, click here to learn more. 

Press and Media Inquiry 

Please contact Maureen Tan, Public Relations Manager at 305.667.1651, ext. 3392 or mtan@fairchildgarden.org

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