The festival includes a wide range of activities, starting with a floating fruit market, selling more than 1,000 tonnes of famous fruits at prices which are 20-40 percent lower than in the market.
The highlight of the event is the “safe and delicious fruit” contest with the participation of nearly 600 artisans from 21 provinces and cities.
Another contest involves more than 100 artisans to make things from fruit.
The festival is expected to attract around 5 million visitors to see a record showcase of more than 300 strange fruit and an exhibition of stones which look like fruit.
La Quoc Khanh, Vice Director of the HCMC’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said the festival aims to promote the reputable trademarks of southern fruit.