Bring the family out for a fun-filled time, that celebrates the arrival of summer, and 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 23 and 24, 2018, 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 giving tips on growing the best-tasting tropical fruit!

Admission is $8 per adult and free for children under age 12. Everyone is encouraged to take lots of photos to share with friends on Facebook and Twitter, #RedlandSummerFruitFestival @miamidadeparks.

The 2018 Redland Summer Fruit Festival is being sponsored by Miami-Dade County, Budweiser and Thunder Country 100.3.

Fruit & Spice Park is operated by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department 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. For more information, call 305-247-5727 or visit the website.

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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

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Who:                  Miami-Dade Parks
What:                 Redland Summer Fruit Festival
When:                June 23, 2018 — 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Where:               Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead
Editor’s Note:     Lots of great photo/video opportunities with hundreds of families that show up each day (June 23 & 24) to sample fruit and                             browse and shop displays of local agriculture and tropical fruit plants, and enjoy expert-led workshops, a children’s area                                   with games, pony rides, a watermelon-eating contest, and other fun family-oriented activities.