Redland Summer Fruit Festival offers sweet and juicy fun in South Dade

 

The Redland Summer Fruit Festival celebrates its 25th year this weekend.

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By Rodolfo Roman

South Floridians can taste fruits both rare and familiar at the annual Redland Summer Fruit Festival this weekend.

The annual event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave.

Admission is $8, while children 11 and under enter free.

The 25th annual event showcases local agriculture and tropical fruits. There will be vendor booths featuring foods and rare fruit sampling.

Fruit & Spice Park Manager Chris Rollins said the event attracts about 3,000 people.

“It showcases one of our basic products, many grow these fruits,” he said.

The event initially started as a mango festival.

At the event, there will be a collection of tropical fruit from around the world, farm equipment, fruit for sale, a steel band and park tours.

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