Stone Crab Festival nets hundreds

Updated Nov. 13, 2017

CORTEZ – The Sixth Annual Cortez Stone Crab Festival netted hundreds of seafood fans on a beautiful fall weekend.

Hosted by the Swordfish Grill and Tiki Bar, this year’s free festival featured nautical art displays, pony rides, live music and, of course, the delicacy the festival is named after.

The Stone Crab Festival benefits the Manatee Chapter of Fishing For Freedom, a commercial fishing group.