Bayview Fest Honors the Yummy Mango Fruit

Mangoes hang from a tree at Paradise Farms grove in Bayview. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The tropical fruit mango will be the center of attention of a festival to be held this Saturday in the Town of Bayview.

So anyone interested in learning, tasting, touching or buying one of mangoes should head out to the RGV 11th annual Mango Fest.

The four-hour event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Paradise Gardens at 27510 Ted Hunt Rd.

There will be mango-related activities such as pie eating contest, face painting, coloring and so on.

Also, a mango queen will be crowned during the fest among three finalists – Karen Zambrano of Los Fresnos, Ashley Galvan of Harlingen and Brandy Sanchez of Brownsville.

To get to Paradise Gardens take FM 506 or 106 in Harlingen, pass Rio Hondo and take a right on Ted Hunt Road until the sign is visible.

From Los Fresnos and Brownsville, take FM 1847, take a right on FM 510, pass the four way-stop, keep going and take a left on Ted Hunt Road.

And for South Padre Island/Port-Isabel/Laguna Heights and Laguna Vista area, take Highway 100 west, take a right on FM 510 and keep going and take a right on Ted Hunt Road.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children three to 11 years of age.

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