|Published:||Oct 28, 2012 9:55 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 28, 2012 1:25 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- The 3rd annual Stone Crab Festival in Naples wraps up today.
The Naples Bay Resort is one of many sites for the festival. There are water taxi's to help people get around to the different sites, including Port O'Call, Tin City, Bayfront, and Naples Harbour-Jack's River Bar.
Proceeds from the event benefit Make A Wish of Southern Florida, the Freedom Waters Foundation and Lighthouse of Collier.
In addition to the delicious stone crabs, the festival also features music, vendors, and other activities.
Jenny Foegen, the President of the Old Naples Waterfront Association, said thanks to a grant, the Association was able to expand their advertising this year, brining more seafood lovers to the area.
"So we had a billboard put up in ft myers, a lot of advertising in lee county as well as on the other coast. So we've noticed a lot of people coming in from the other coast, asking 'Where can we stay? What can we do? What else is there to do in town?'" said Foegen.
Jason Camp, the Vice President of Business Development for Pincher's Crab Shack, said after a difficult secnod year, this year the crabs are even sweeter.
"Last year we had some issues with octopus, actually going into the traps and eating the stone crabs. For instance, we did 50,000 thousand pounds last year and going through island crab, but this year, we'll probably do 80, 90 thousand pounds. So it's a huge difference," said Camp.
Events continue until 5 p.m. on Sunday.