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Fruit: it’s nature’s candy. They are sweet and juicy. Fruits can be chopped up and mixed together with other fruits. They can be juiced or baked into desserts. Dare to put a dab of whipped cream on top? Then there’s the nutrition. Absorb potassium from bananas and vitamin C from oranges and strawberries. Add some fiber to your diet by eating a papaya or an apple. Fruit attracts so much appreciation that its harvest is often celebrated with a festival, whether it’s watermelon or blueberries. These festivals feature freshly picked produce, and fruit-themed dishes—from cherry topped pancakes at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan, to strawberry shortcake at the Lebanon Strawberry Festival in Lebanon, Oregon. Add in some vendors, live music and family fun—you’ll be searching this website for a nearby fruit festival as soon as you stop reading this.