Share the Fun and Fruit-Filled Indulgences at Redland Summer Fruit Festival

Author  Laura Phillips

MIAMI —Bring the family out for a fun-filled time that celebrates the arrival of summer and for delicious tropical fruit that’s ripe and ready for tasting! The annual Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2019, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., gives folks the opportunity to sample fruit and browse and shop displays of local agriculture and tropical fruit plants. Fruit-based treats like smoothies, ice cream and conch fritters will also be available for purchase.

The festival includes a children’s area with games, pony rides, a watermelon-eating contest and other fun activities that the whole family will enjoy. There will also be expert-led workshops and classes with tips on growing the best tasting tropical fruit!

Festival admission is $10 per person and children age 11 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Everyone is encouraged to take lots of photos to share with friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RedlandSummerFruitFestival and tagging @miamidadeparks.
Sponsors of the 2019 Redland Summer Fruit Festival include Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade County, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, Taste of Redland, Thunder Country 100.3 FM, Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society of the Redland, and the South Dade Garden Club.

For additional information on event, call Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727 and visit the website.

Fruit & Spice Park is operated by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department and grows more than 500 varieties of subtropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the Redland.

About Miami-Dade Parks
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Miami-Dade Parks! Celebrate with us all year and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or on our website for information on our yearlong celebration and the latest news and updates from 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 nonprofit 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.