AU: Bondi Beach filled with mango love for "Mess-Tival"
Mango lovers flocked down to North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday 3rd December, to celebrate the peak of mango season and first weekend of summer at the annual Mess-tival.
The Mess-tival marks the moment when Australia is in abundance of delicious, juicy mangoes with multiple varieties from across the country.
The beach was buzzing with mango madness and sweet, sticky hands as nippers and visitors sank their teeth into their mangoes.
Whilst mango lovers enjoyed all of the fun and messy mango-based activities, a huge $14,408 was also raised for North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club through donations during the event.
Nippers and the public alike competed in mango eating competitions, blended their own drinks on the bike-powered mango smoothie machine, watched the talented fruit carver make flowers out of mangoes and queued up for BBQ’d mango cheeks.
Spreading the love from across Australia, mango growers donated trays of various mango varieties including Kensington Pride, R2E2, Calypso and Honey Gold for attendees to sample.
Hort Innovation Marketing Lead Graeme Yardy said: “We’re so pleased to be supporting North Bondi Life Surf Saving Club on behalf of the Australian mango growers.
With it being the start of summer and mangoes being so synonymous with the season, Mess-tival couldn’t come at a better time of the year for everyone to enjoy Australia’s favourite fruit and fundraise for the club.
“They’re an icon and this year, Aussie Mangoes is celebrating ‘#200DaysofMangoes’, sharing the possibilities they bring throughout the 200 days of the fruit’s season. It was an absolute success and we can’t wait to be back next year with more mango madness activities for everyone to be involved in.”
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Publication date: 12/7/2017
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