Summer officially returned on Sunday 6 December when Aussie Mangoes partnered with the North Bondi Nippers once again at the Annual Mango Mess-tival. This year’s event, funded, organised and facilitated by Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) and Aussie Mangoes, saw thousands of Nippers get messy with mangoes. It was the fourth year in a row the Mess-tival descended on Bondi Beach for another jam-packed event full of sun, sand, mangoes and mess.
Event fun included fast and furious eating competitions, Nipper beach activity and a demonstration by Boyd Arthur showing how to make a carved mango flower on a stick. Mango growers from key production regions also gathered to meet with the public and talk about the different varieties grown in Australia.
The event raised an impressive $15,500 this year for the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. A regular event on the summer calendar, Mess-tival has so far raised over $53,500 since its launch in 2012.
The one-day festival has become an annual tradition, celebrating the peak of the mango season and the start of the Aussie Summer. It perfectly aligns Aussie Mangoes with summer fun and reminds consumers of why they love mangoes so much.