Sanibel Island is to shells what Superman is to superheroes, what Lassie is to dogs, what Flipper is to dolphins. It’s legendary.
Sanibel Island and its pristine neighbor, Captiva Island, rank tops in the world for shelling. Conchs, whelks, scallops and clam shells are so common they often spill out of the ground when islanders plant gardens. Indeed, the islands themselves are made of shells, crafted over the years by geography and Mother Nature.
So you can imagine how spectacular the 76th Annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show, March 7-9, 2013, is going to be. The event, hosted by the Sanibel Community Association and the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, features an Artistic Division brimming with intricate seashell masterpieces, a Scientific Division, plus celebrities, beach bling and elusive shells.
There’s no admission cost to the Shell Fair, but you’ll need to shell out a $3 donation to see the Shell Show. (I was going to say “fork over,” but I couldn’t resist…)
See you at the Fair!