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

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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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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