GrowFest! Festival Schedule

2018 Festival schedule

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14
Festival hours:    9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave, Redland, FL 33031

Workshops, Presentations, Demos

In keeping with this year’s theme… CULTIVATE! there will be workshops, presentations and demonstrations on various topics throughout both days

*Check back often for updates as we develop the schedule of events*

CULTIVATE – gardens  /  CULTIVATE – minds  /  CULTIVATE – markets
CULTIVATE – food security  /  CULTIVATE – creativity
CULTIVATE – pollinators  /  CULTIVATE – health  /  CULTIVATE – terroir

Saturday 11:00-11:45 – Planting success with your young tree
(workshop participants take home a lychee tree to plant, courtesy of Taste of Redland)

Saturday 12:45-2:00m  –  Amateur Local cookoff challenge
amateurs and student teams + limited ingredients + a mystery box of locally-grown food + 3 judges
= challenging creative expression using our local seasonal bounty.

Saturday 2:00-3:30 pm –  Rain Barrel Workshop (UF/IFAS Florida Yards & Neighborhoods)
Rain barrels available for purchase with advance workshop registration – sign up here

Sunday 12:45-2:00 pm – Chefs’ Local Cookoff Challenge
5 top chefs + limited ingredients + a mystery box of locally-grown food + 3 judges
= a recipe for exciting creations with the unique seasonal foods of South Florida

Sunday 2:45-3:30 – Basic tool care.


All day Saturday and Sunday

Master Gardeners will be on hand at the Plant Clinic to help with growing questions

Dade County Farm Bureau members and 4-H volunteers will host Kids’ Activities



Daily Giveaways – door prizes

11:45 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:15 pm

Jakfruit Curry meal for two, Garden seeds, Fruit & Spice Park memberships, plants, gift certificates and coupons