Bob Rountree and Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler (Jan. 29, 2013) -Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 8, 9 and 10, 2013, in Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands.
This free event packs ‘em in for fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides, crafts booths — with an estimated 50,000 people expected to attend to pack this small town (population 500) the three-day event.
Everglades City, Florida’s “stone crab capital,” is an off-the-beaten-track pocket of Old Florida with many original buildings and a rich history steeped in the lore of pirates and smugglers, murder and mayhem, and some of the best fishing and freshest seafood anywhere in the state of Florida.
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