Fairchild Garden's Mango Festival: A Celebration of Tropical Fruit

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All photos by Laine Doss
Rare mangoes on sale at Fairchild's annual Mango Festival.
The humid weather and threat of rain didn't deter thousands of people from flocking to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens to celebrate the mango with music, food, tastings, and a live auction of rare varieties of the sweet fruit.

The festival, held over two days, featured a host of opportunities to eat mangoes with a mango brunch, cooking demonstrations, a mango market, and the annual auction of rare fruit.

There was mango ice cream, mango lemonade, mango juice, mango wheat beer, mango chicken wings, mango rugelach, and mango wine to enjoy. And, in case you didn't have enough of a mango fix, a forest of baby mango trees were offered for sale so you could "grow your own" for future celebrations.

See also: Mango Festival 2013: Mango Beer by Schnebly, Mango Sticky Rice by Khong, Mango Melt by Chef Susser

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The mango tasting room offered a half dozen different varieties to try, then asked for you to vote for your favorites. The champagne from Mexico was super sweet with virtually no fibers.

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Mango lemonade was a refreshing treat to beat the heat.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL

Category: General


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