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Colorfield Farms' annual Mango Festival wraps up

WIMAUMA — Colorfield Farms' annual Mango Festival concludes today with events running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the nursery at 8221 State Road 674.

The event features tropical mangoes, sold by the pound on the 20-acre nursery, as well as mango tastings and the sale of more than 40 varieties of mango trees.

Visitors also can enjoy kids activities, guest speakers and educational seminars that focus on growing tropical fruit and creating mango treats.

As for dining, there will be mangoes, of course, as well as mango slushies and ethnic food specialties such as empanadas, Jamaican patties and aguas frescas. Visitors can escape the heat by dining under the farm's shady oak trees.

Admission for the festival, which began July 19 and extended through two weekends, is $5, with free admission for children under 10 and seniors over 65. Parking is free. To reach the farm, take Interstate 75 to Exit 240 and then travel east approximately 8 miles on State Road 674.

For information, call (813) 833-2545 or visit Colorfield Farms' Facebook page.

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