Published: Mar 07, 2013 5:25 PM EST
Updated: Mar 07, 2013 6:13 PM EST

SANIBEL, Fla.- It's time for the 76th annual Shell Festival on Sanibel. The festival is off Periwinkle Way and runs through Saturday.

The fair includes shells for sale, as well as exhibits, crafts and competitions. The indoor exhibit is a ticketed attraction and features a shell contest. "We have entrants from Japan," says Shell Club member Jeff Oths. "There's a lot of new, different artwork and very, very rare shells. Everybody tries to outdo each other."

"We enjoy seeing the many different items made from the shells," said Glenn Dallas of Sarasota. "It certainly shows a lot of talent." There are also shell craft demonstrations and a food and beverage tent.

The fair runs Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The address is 2173 Periwinkle Way at the Community House.