Every October in Naples, Florida, the community comes together to celebrate one of the most important industries in southwest Florida: stone crab claws. To celebrate, the Stone Crab Festival cracks thousands of stone crab claws and brings in great live music, entertainment, vendors, restaurants, and more. Sound delicious? Plan your trip to Naples this fall to celebrate the Stone Crab Festival!
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What is the Annual Stone Crab Festival?
One of the most important harvests of seafood here are stone crab claws. They are removed from the live stone crab when they are caught by the fishermen (don’t worry, the crabs grow a new one and there are very strict regulations behind what commercial fishermen do to catch them and to remove the claws), then boiled on the ship. Once the ship arrives back in port, the stone crab claws are then sold to individual buyers, fishmongers, and restaurants. Stone crab claws are traditionally sold cold, as an appetizer or main dish, with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and lemon slices.
Stone crab not only provides an important industry for the area, but dining on stone crab claws is a local delicacy. Thus, the Stone Crab Festival! It is a celebration of what this vital industry brings to southwest Florida, which is delicious stone crab claws, a staple to the local diet.
Don’t Miss Out on the Stone Crab
If you’ve never had stone crabs, or if this is something you crave when you visit Florida, then you will not want to miss out on this festiva!. Everywhere you go at Tin City and Bayfront Naples, you will see stone crabs for sale! You’ll get to try as many as you want and more! Plus, ou might be able to take a bushel or two back to your vacation rental or hotel room to enjoy!
In addition to the never ending stone crabs you will find at the Stone Crab Festival, there will be live music, vendors selling arts and crafts, opportunities to learn about local history, and get discounts on sightseeing boat tours with the Naples Princess and Pure Naples!
So, come on down to Naples early perhaps so that you can catch the Stone Crab Festival. It officially starts at 4 p.m. at Pincher’s Crab Shack located in Tin City on October 28 and goes through to the end of the weekend on Sunday, October 30.
For more information on the Fifth Annual Stone Crab Festival, please visit their website!
Plan Your Fall Trip to Naples
It’s beautiful year-round here in Naples, Florida! That means it’s the perfect spot for your Fall trip! Take advantage of the fantastic things to do here like the Stone Crab Festival or anything else you’ll find in our free Vacation Guide. At Naples Florida Vacation Homes, you’ll feel right at home in our vacation rentals. Whether you want to be right by the beach need a place to hold the whole family, our rentals are the ideal place to stay here in Naples. Browse our availability today. Then, contact us to book your getaway!