The Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival was created by the Key Largo Merchants Association to highlight what makes Key Largo Unique – Fresh Seafood, clear waters, unique arts and crafts, music, and great, fresh seafood. Unfortunately, the attendance overwhelmed US 1 and backed up traffic almost into Florida City. Because of the traffic conditions, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department had to eliminate the event. The Rotary Club of Homestead and the City of Homestead worked with the organizers of the Key Largo event and welcomed them to bring the event to Homestead.
Thus was born the Rotary Club of Homestead Charitable Foundation Stone Crab & Seafood Festival presented by Lorenzo Ford and the City of Homestead. We are pleased to continue the excellence of this great event!
Next year, the Festival will be on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 11am to 6pm and Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 11am to 6pm. The festival will include the best fresh seafood available, a bid-by-phone silent auction with fabulous items, a cash raffle, street legal golf cart raffle, cooking demos, full bar, live music, magic shows, and a kids play area. Fun for the entire family!
The event is at the Homestead Sports Complex (1601 SE 28th Ave, Homestead, FL 33035) just a few blocks from the speedway. There is plenty of FREE parking!
Admission is only $10 for ages 16 and up; those under 15 are FREE!
Proceeds from the event are used by the Rotary Club of Homestead Charitable Foundation for college scholarships for local youth, support for the Homestead Soup Kitchen and assistance for various not-for-profit organizations in the Homestead area.
Please note that because of Hurricane Irma, there is a limited supply of stone crabs. The Festival will feature abundant quantities of seafood, but cannot guarantee the availability of stone crabs this year.