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Your Guide to Key West Fruit Festivals, Fruit Stands, and Farmer's Markets

Posted on: June 5th , 2024 | Events & Festivals
Your Guide to Key West Fruit Festivals, Fruit Stands, and Farmer's Markets

From key limes to mangos, papayas, and jackfruit, you’ll always find an array of the most diverse and delicious tropical fruits in Key West, and more importantly - fruit festivals. The island’s fruit fests are more than just a celebration of fruits and harvest. They’re community-driven events that bring our One Human Family together throughout the year.

We never know what Mother Nature has in store for us! And that’s all part of the fun. Add these Key West fruit-filled festivals, fruit stands, and farmer’s markets to your to-do list.

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Truman’s Tropical Fruit Festival

Get ready to fall under the spell of sugary sweet lychees, discover the different varieties of juicy mangoes, and try every tropical fruit under the sun at Truman’s Tropical Fruit Festival. This fruit fest isn’t just about indulging in fruits, either. There are cooking demos, fruit tree planting tips, cocktails, and kids activities, all celebrating the tropical flora surrounding President Truman’s Little White House. The annual festival is held in June.

Mango Fest Key West

Celebrate the mango from the inside and out at Mango Fest Key West at Bayview Park. Lovers of the succulent fruit celebrate its heritage, attend events like the Mango Fest Feast and ‘Everything Mango’ Brunch, and shop at the Mango Mania Vendor Village for mango-related goods. The annual festival is held in June.

Key West Key Lime Festival

A refreshing staple of Key West recipes for generations, all things ‘key lime’ reign at the Key West Key Lime Festival. The fest attracts people from regions near and far for its Key Lime Pie Drop, Key Lime Pie Eating Contest, and key lime pies, cocktails, brunches, dinners, bar hops, and rum tastings. The annual festival is held in the days surrounding 4th of July.


Key West Farmer’s Market and Fruit Stands

When Key West’s abundant harvests kick up in high gear, the fruit stands and farmer’s markets overflow with tropical fruits like longan, passionfruit, dragon fruit, and other tropical fruits that make bearing the slower growing seasons all worthwhile. First up, try the Key West Farmer’s Market, held year round, every Thursday from 2 - 7 p.m. at the Truman Waterfront. There’s tons of parking, bike racks, and a Duval Loop free hop-on hop-off bus service stop.

Elsewhere, try markets like Sugar Apple Organic Cafe & Market (they also serve fresh, organic fruit smoothies and juices), Date & Thyme (the market prepares organic smoothie bowls, smoothies, and juices), and Fausto’s Food Palace, Key West’s oldest running business.

To get more of a tropical fruit fix, try Tropical Juices & Drinks for fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, tropical drinks, and a whole pineapple drink, and the Flamingo Crossing ice cream shop for fun flavors like key lime, mamey, banana, coconut, mango, soursop, guava, and passionfruit.

Now, all you have to do is put this information to good use and enter the world of tropical fruit with a trip to Key West, where summer never ends. Our hotel in New Town has a low-key vibe and we offer an onsite Starbucks, awesome pool area, and other amenities that make 24 North Hotel your best choice. Check out our specials, including the brand new Tropical Family Retreat.



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