Gulf Shores Food Festivals

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Enjoy Some of the Best Culinary Events of the Year

One of the enduring Fall traditions along the Alabama Gulf Coast – aside from relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – is of course eating!  Fall is a time we can enjoy unique foods, a good meal and the company of friends and family. Gulf Shores food festivals really are unique.  With so many wonderful restaurants and culinary choices In the Gulf Shores area, we have the celebration of food down to an art form! We all like to eat well on vacation, so this is a terrific opportunity to combine two of the best things – a beach vacation and fabulous food festivals.

Fall Food Festivals in Gulf Shores 

The Gulf Shores area is home to a number of food festivals and events running through the fall season.  No matter what your taste, you will find something new and interesting to try.   Check out the schedule of Autumn food events, and plan your visit!

*Events frequently require tickets and admission so check the websites listed for more information.

Oktoberfest   Oct. 1
Taking place in Orange Beach, this 21 and over event features beer, German food and events!

Festival of Flavor   Oct 5-7
Just north of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores lies the town of Foley, AL. Making the short trip up on October 5 would be well worth the time as the 6th annual Festival of Flavor takes place there. This festival includes beer and wine tasting as well as great food!Food Festivals in Gulf Shores, AL - Shrimp Festival

Shrimp Festival   Oct. 12 – 15
Four days of live entertainment and – of course – shrimp, highlight the 2017 Shrimp Festival!  Check out the entertainment lineup!

German Sausage Festival      Oct 28
Since 1978, the sausage festival has been led by the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department.  The event includes great food, entertainment and a great many arts and crafts booths.

Oyster Cookoff near Gulf Shores, ALOyster Cookoff   Nov 3-4
The Oyster Cookoff in Gulf Shores also features craft beer and entertainment. An admission ticket includes samples from brewers and live music.

The Tasting Village – Nov. 10
One of the area’s more popular events, the Tasting Village showcases local and regional culinary creations  allows you to sample many different items. Cost for admission very reasonable – $5.00 per person. Children under 5 are free. So gather up the fam and head for the Wharf at Orange Beach on Nov, 10!

World Food Championships  Nov 8-14
Billed as the ultimate  ”Food Fight,” or “the largest competition in Food Sport” some of the world’s premier chefs are coming together this November to put their talents to the ultimate test!  Competitions include Barbecue, Sandwich Championships and even the Bacon World Championship!  Want a front-row seat?  You can even be one of the citizen-judges!


There is so much to do in the Gulf Shores area! So make your reservations and plan your visit soon. The weather is great and the food is fantastic!    

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