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Get Crackin'

On your mark, get set, CRACK! ... Stone Crab Claws that is.

Florida’s Stone Crab season, which runs from October 15 through May 15, averages more than 2 million pounds of claws consumed each year - 40% of which come from the waters off the coast of the Florida Keys. And, that’s a whole lot to crab about!

While staying at Pelican Cove, join the Keys Fisheries Market & Marina in Marathon Key as they host the 6th Annual Stone Crab Eating Contest on October 22. Will you have what it takes to crack and consume 25 stone crab claws the quickest? Enticing prizes donated by local businesses await the winners. Avast, if any are ye landlubbers, the energetic environment and succulent seafood are sure to keep everyone entertained.

Don't forget to take in the scenic views as you drive along a string of Key islands, including Long Key and Duck Key, during quick 45-minute route to the Keys Fisheries.

Keys Fisheries: 3390 Gulfview Ave, Marathon, FL 33050