Get ready for the annual Redland Riot Road Rallye, a fruity tropical scavenger hunt through the countryside in search of clues — and delicious goodies along the way. Everyone is invited to participate in a fun-filled road rallye on the third Saturday in January, starting at Cauley Square at 10am.
This is a fun event for car enthusiasts, tropical fruit lovers, history buffs and anyone who enjoys a leisurely drive through rural South Miami-Dade County — Miami’s Bountiful Countryside.
Participants gather at Cauley Square on US1 at SW 224 Street — the first of eleven stops on the tour — between 10 and 11am Saturday morning, January 19.
Each road rallye team registers for $10 per car to receive their map and driving directions, as well as a series of quirky questions to be answered along the way. The team with the most correct answers at the end of the day is the winner.
First, enjoy brunch at Cauley Square, visit the antique shops or just relax in the shady open plazas of this lush, historic village of arts and crafts shops.
After finding clues in the vicinity, adventurers take off for the next destination: Burr’s Berry Farm on Hainlin Mill Drive, where they’ll find strawberries, ice cream, milk shakes and lots of other goodies from this pioneer family-owned farm and fruit stand.
Subsequent stops include Phil’s Berry Farm, Knaus Berry Farm, the Fruit And Spice Park, R.F. Orchids, the Hotel Redland, the Florida Pioneer Museum and the world’s best fruit stand: Robert Is Here. The final destination — and declaration of the winners — takes place at Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery.
Along the way, participants will discover answers to the questions while collecting exotic delicacies, tropical fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, orchids, wines, fruity milkshakes, jellies, jams, preserves, and much more.
At 5pm, teams gather at the Redland’s Winery and Brewery to turn in their answers.