Mango on the menu at Mango Ball and Mango Festival

A couple of delicious weekends are on the menu in October, with the Berry Springs Mango Ball scheduled to take place on Saturday, 21 October 2023, followed by the Berry Springs Mango Festival on Saturday, 28 October 2023.

Both events will celebrate everything we love about this iconic heart-shaped fruit, which is something of a national treasure and an iconic symbol of the Top End, supporting scores of jobs and injecting millions of dollars into the Territory economy.

The events will take place at Berry Springs Recreation Reserve, with the Mango Ball including a three-course dinner, live entertainment, door prizes and more. They come at the height of mango season, guaranteeing there will be plenty of delicious mangoes to go round.

Berry Springs Market Coordinator Melanie McMurdie said we’re excited to deliver these events for the community to share, and to celebrate all things mango!

“We’ve had an annual Mango Festival every year since 2015, apart from 2020, and we are constantly trying to improve by adding new elements each year,” she said.

“These events are supported by the local mango industry and local businesses who are enthusiastic about bringing these special gatherings to the rural area, so come along and help us celebrate!”

The free family friendly Mango Festival the following weekend will include a host of fun activities, such as mango-eating competitions, a mango and spoon race, best mango jam, best mango wine, beset mango dish, colouring competition, fashion parade, biggest mango, a circus workshop and food, drink, craft and gift stalls.

Ticket sales for the Mango Ball close on 8 October 2023. Tickets cost $120pp. The Mango Festival is free to attend. To find out more visit and