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Mango and Pineapple Festival

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With so many celebrations, it is no wonder the Antiguans are always in good spirits. This family oriented festival is perfect for you especially if you are traveling with small children. The Antigua and Barbuda Mango and pineapple Fest is where you and your kids can actively engage in the competition with your own kite, or simply sit back and relax as the sky is filled with colorful works of art. Every August, Antigua dedicates an entire weekend to delicious mangoes and pineapples. A cherished local favorite, the Mango and Pineapple Festival begins with workshops aimed to educate you about the many uses and benefits of the two fruits.

Antigua and Barbuda declared May 20th the National Pineapple Day and on August 13th the islands celebrates National Mango Day. Hence the two were joined to create Mango and Pineapple Festival. The annual Mango and Pineapple Fest, is usually held at Christian Valley with fun activities and brings life to the customary harvest of sweet Antiguan mangoes and pineapples. The 2011 Mango and Pineapple Festival will be held on August 13 and 14 as it showcase several activities, beginning with the Cades Bay Antigua Black Pineapple, where you can tour pineapple farms and taste the sweet and juicy fruit.

After your knowledgeable exploits about mangos and pineapples, you can watch chefs from around the world and the region, compete to create unique dishes that showcase these wonderful fruits. Bartenders also get in the action as well, as they mix unique cocktails using the fruits along with other special ingredients, a tasty treat. Other attractions to enjoy at this festival include beachside competitions, delicious barbeques, snorkeling events that provide you with unforgettable memories.

The Mango and Pineapple Fest also promotes the advantages of utilizing these fruits while the attractions lure you to fun and excitement. If you are a fan of either fruit, this festival is sure to delight your taste buds; only a few things are more satisfying than dripping mango juice all over your fingertips as you dig into a ripe mango or pineapple while lounging on the beaches of Antigua.

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