Mango Festival at Fairchild 2019

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June 28, 2019

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Mango Festival Returns, celebrating the mangos of the Dominican Republic

Mango Festival is back this July 13 and 14 when we celebrate all things MANGO!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Special Offerings Include:

9:00am: The International Mango Conference—featuring expert speakers focusing on the latest research and development in the Mango industry

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Special Offerings Include:

12:00pm: Florida Kitchen Lunch with Chef Norman Van Aken—an all-new outdoor mango lunch at the historic Fairchild Overlook with Chef Norman Van Aken

special classes and lecture

Fresh from Fairchild Tent
10:00am: Mango Management Tips for Success with Jorge J. Zaldivar, RFCI    Fresh
11:00am: Mango Jams with Carl Bauer   
12:00pm: Cocktails and Mango Treats, by Fare to Remember Catering
1:00pm: Make Your Own Bitters Seminar and Tasting with Ashley Du Val
2:00pm: Mango-Inspired Recipes with Chef Allen Susser   
3:00pm: Mango Pie with Chef Naylet LaRochelle   

Arts Center
12:00pm: The Mangos of the Dominican Republic with Dr. Noris Ledesma   
1:00pm: The History of Mexican Mangos with Dr. Sergio Univ Chapingo   
2:00pm: Pruning and Care of Mango Trees with Jeff Wasielewski, UF/IFAS Extension   
3:00pm: How to Grow Mangos in South Florida with Dr. Noris Ledesma, FTBG

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Special Offerings Include:

11:00am: Mango Lunch—Mango Festival's brunch transformed into a Seated Lunch catered by La Basque Caterers and desserts by Hedy Goldsmith and other top chefs. Tickets include a copy of Hedy's cookbook, BAKING OUT LOUD, Fun Desserts with Big Flavors.

2:00pm: MANGO KIDS Culinary Challenge—New this year! Kids share their family's favorit mango dish for prizes. See the results at the Fresh from Fairchild tent!

special classes and lecture

Fresh from Fairchild Tent
10:00am: Mango Medic with Dr. Snow from the Rare Fruit Council    
11:00am: Mango Jams with Carl Bauer
12:00pm: Cocktails and Mango Treats, by Fare to Remember Catering   
2:00pm: Mango Kids Culinary Challenge Winners' Presentations
3:00pm: A Mango Dish with Chef Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes

Arts Center
11:00am: Young Mango Tree Care with Jeff Wasielewski, UF/IFAS Extension, MDC   
12:00pm: Mango Propagation and Grafting with Warren Condon
1:00pm: Mango Cultivars for the Florida Estate Farm with Dr. Noris Ledesma, FTBG   
2:00pm: Growing Tropical Fruits in Your Own Backyard with Rob Lawracy    Arts Center
3:00pm: The Colorful History and Botany of the Mango in Florida with Jorge J. Zaldivar, RFCI

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd,
Coral Gables, FL 33156


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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