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Friday, July 12, 2013

Fairchild Garden's Mango Festival- July 13-14, 2013

This July 13, 14, 2013, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will once again celebrate the mango at the 21st Annual International Mango Festival. Over the two days of the festivities we will celebrate the mango as an object of beauty and admiration, a subsistence crop for the people and as a niche and mainstream commercial fruit of the future. Mango experts and enthusiasts of the world will gather at Fairchild for formal learning in our Grower’s Summit 2013, which will deliver specific recommendations on varieties and directions for growing the mango in the Americas.    
     Curator Choice mango trees and fresh fruit, enjoy mango lectures and smoothies, view the world's largest display of mangos, take part in the world's only mango auction and buy mango merchandise and botanical art. There will also be mango culinary demonstrations, our one of a kind mango brunch, a fantastic International Fruit Market and fun activities for kids.
Two full days of mango festivities will feature a wide range of products, ideas and of course the star of our show, the mango itself in all its glory. Mangos have been collected from the far reaches of the globe and nurtured in South Florida, following in the footsteps of David Fairchild, the most venerable mango collector of them all. Mangos in every culinary creation, work of art and on every flat surface.  Visit the festival to shop
International Mango Festival Commercial Grower’s Summit
For more Information and to Register,
       please visit the Grower's Summit Page
14th Annual Mango Brunch    For more Information and Reservations, please visit the Mango Brunch Page

Mango Lectures and WorkshopsSaturday, July 13 (Garden House)
1:00 p.m.      The Mangos of Mexico
                        Dr. Richard Campbell, FTBG

1:45 p.m.       Growing Fairchid's mangos Legacy for South Florida 
                        Noris Ledesma, FTBG

2:30 p.m.       Pest and Disease Managment in Mango 
                       Jeff Wasielewski, Dade County Cooperative Extension Service

3:15 p.m.      Mango Wine from Nature's Bounty  
                        Mike Winterstein
Sunday, July 14 (Workshop Tent, near Cycad Circle)
10:30 a.m.       Growing Mangos in South Florida
                          Jeff Wasielewski, Dade County Cooperative Extension Service.
11:30 a.m.       Mango Pruning 
                           Erik Teitig, Pine Island Nursery
  1:30 p.m.       Pest and Disease Management in Mango
                          Dr. Tomas Ayala, USDA
  2:00 p.m.       Grafting Mangos 
                          Todd Walton, FTBG
Mango Morning Sampling
Saturday Only, July 13 (Garden House); 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Enjoy tasty mango dishes as Miami's top restaurants, caterers and businesses alike sample their best mango dishes and products.
The Culinary Experience Chef Demonstrations
 Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
 Learn from local chefs as they teach us their tricks for creating delicious mango dishes!
Saturday, July 13 (Phillips Gate Courtyard)
11:30 a.m.    Khaao Neaw Ma Muang; Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango
                       Chef Bee Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, Khong River House
12:30 p.m.    “Collard Me Mango” Salad and Coco-Mango Chia Pudding                       Chef Camille Lamb, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
                       Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist
  1:30 p.m.    Mango and Tilapia Stuffed Mofongo
                       Chef Andy Alvarez, Mariano Moreno Culinary Institute
Sunday, July 14 (Phillips Gate Courtyard)
11:00 a.m.    Thai Mango Cucumber Salad with Mint & Toasted Cashews    
                       Chef Amber Antonelli, The Naked Bite
12:00 p.m.    Mango Chai Lassi and Mango Agua Fresca
                       Chef Brian Collaro, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables
  1:00 p.m.    Mango Tango Ceviche
                       Chef Michael Jacobs, Strategic Hospitality Group

Mango Tasting and Flavor Evaluations
Saturday and Sunday (Corbin Classroom A)
For $1.00, enter the Fairchild Mango Tasting room.  Fairchild selects the finest quality mangos, ripened to perfection and freshly cut for your tasting, cut fresh each day, all available for tasting.  Help us decide which mango will reign supreme this year.  While supplies last.
Read about cooking and uses of mango.
Mango Beer Sampling Garden (Cycad Vista)
Schnebly Winery & Brewery will be sampling Shark Attack, a refreshing mango wheat brew and delicious Mango Wine.
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 Fruit Market (Cycad Vista)

Tons of mangos will be available for purchage, mangos from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Fairchild.

Mango Medic:
Saturday and Sunday (Workshop Tent, near Cycad Circle)
Our mango medics and experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your mango trees. Is your tree not fruiting? Have a question about an ailing tree? Stop by and let our medics come to the rescue.
It's all about mangos at Fairchild's International Mango Festival.

Read new information on mango tree care or the blog For the Love of Mangos.

Saturday and Sunday (Garden House Lawn)
Pick up artisan mango products and treats or dine on delicious mango dishes whipped up by local vendors and food trucks.
WLRN Public Television Presents "Viva Mango"
Saturday and Sunday (The Glasshouse Café)
Enjoy refreshments at the new Glasshouse Café while watching WLRN’s new documentary, Viva Mango.  This half-hour television documentary plays continuously and is a celebration through stories from the people who have been captivated by this fruit. On Saturday, July 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., you can meet producers Keyvan Heydari and Hugo Tabares, who will answer any questions you have about their quest to discover the mango’s role in South Florida’s culture.

Tropical Yoga with Rina Yoga
Sunday July 14 (Palmetum)
Join Rina Yoga for classes fit for all levels that will strengthen and stretch the body and mind for overall wellbeing.
11:00 a.m.        Adult Yoga by Rina Yoga
  1:00 p.m.        Super Yogis, class for kids

Mango Auction
Sunday, July 14 (Garden House); 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the excitement of the world's only mango auction while bidding on your favorite mangos.  Join Dr. Richard J. Campbell and auctioneers for a journey through the exciting world of 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.

Kids Activities in Kidway(Located near the Edible Garden)
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. 

Storytelling with the Miami Dade Public Library (Saturday)11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Parents, take a break with your children, relax on the lawn and enjoy a delightful story time program.  Staff from the Miami-Dade Public Library System will share stories and songs to entertain children of all ages.  Don’t forget to visit our library resources table also!  Here you will learn how you can register for a library card, what’s new at your libraries and much more.
Mango Art with Arts for Learning (Saturday)
Join Arts for Learning (A4L) in Kidway!  A4L is an arts-in-education nonprofit dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts.  Bike ValetGreen Mobility Network will be here Saturday and Sunday offering their unique bike valet service at the South Gate. Bike and $5! If you walk or ride your bike to Fairchild, you will receive $5 off the admission price for adults and $2 for children. It's our way of thanking you for contributing to conservation.

View a video of past Mango Festivals

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