Final day of shrimp festival
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla – Shrimp, shrimp, and more shrimp. The third and final day of the Isle of the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival came to an end in Fernandina Beach.
It's the 52nd year for the annual event. The event is a big event every year for the local economy.
It also helps 21 nonprofits in Nassau County.
One of those non-profits, Buck Fever is a sports club. They've been at the event for the last four decades. The club teaches children to hunt and fish.
"Oh it's great working down in Fernandina. We love it. Look at the people out here," Mark Hughes, vendor said.
It's estimated that 80,000 people attended the festival on Saturday. The event brings in an estimated $20 million to the county each year.
Although the food was a highlight people got to see art from area vendors.
Nassau County church groups and youth sports teams were some of the vendors here.
Many are glad they came out.
"Been great. It's our first time coming down. We just moved down. We're loving it. Absolutely loving it. The kids are loving it," Derek Cortsen, who just moved to the area from New Jersey
Organizers from the festival say they'll start working on next year's festival Monday.
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