The festival will begin on May 25 with a floating fruit market, selling famous fruits from around Vietnam.
The highlight of the event will be the “safe and delicious fruit” contest with nearly 600 artisans from 21 provinces and cities competing. The contest aims to encourage farmers to apply advanced technology to produce high quality varieties and introduce safe and delicious fruit.
A variety of activities will be held during the event, including a contest for making things from fruit, fruit cuisine, an exhibition, a fruit parade, artistic displays, traditional music and folk games.
Nguyen Thanh Rum, Director of the HCMC’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and head of the organizing board, said that the festival will promote the reputable trademarks of southern fruit.
The week-long festival is expected to attract around 5 million domestic and foreign visitors.