Fall is always an exciting time to visit the Alabama Gulf Coast thanks to its calendar of fun family events happening in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. Smaller crowds and mild weather make the beach the perfect scene for an event, and travelers can often find great deals on prime beach homes.
To get a taste for the south this fall, here are four Gulf Coast food festivals you won’t want to miss:
The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival
Beach lovers can start the season off with a pop at The Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, from September 13-15, 2018, in Orange Beach. This multi-day event showcases local vineyards and wine makers while also giving distributors the chance to showcase their selections from around the globe. Local chefs present wine and food pairings, and sommeliers are on hand to assist in developing your taste preferences. Whether you are an experienced wino, or simply looking to learn a little more about the varietals and food pairings, this is an outstanding event held in one of the best venues along the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Annual National Shrimp Festival
A Gulf Coast favorite, the Annual National Shrimp Festival returns to the beaches of Gulf Shores for its 47th year of delicious, family fun. Hundreds of thousands of beach and food lovers gather to celebrate fresh Gulf seafood, while enjoying crafts and fine art works by local and regional artists, music from local and nationally acclaimed acts, and the crashing waves just a few yards away. Held from October 11-14, 2018, at the Gulf Shores Public Beach, this event keeps attendees dreaming of seafood year-round. From coconut shrimp to the famous “Cajun Pistols,” festival attendees won’t be in short supply of amazing cuisine, breathtaking views, and live music.
The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival
If seafood is on the brain, it’s hard to avoid a crowd favorite — oysters! The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival hits the beaches of Gulf Shores for a weekend filled with local brews, tasty oyster samplings, and creative concoctions from top area chefs. Taking place November 2-5, 2018, at The Hangout, the festival invites oyster lovers to sample some of the finest cuisine found along the Alabama Gulf Coast, as local and national culinary talent showcase their creative minds. Beer lovers will drool over the wide selection and great brands available at the craft beer night kick-off party, while the oyster competition samples are a tasty treasure hunt. Enjoy 20 percent off your festival weekend accommodations and receive two complimentary passes to the event when you book through Kaiser Realty.
The World Food Championships
Saving the best for last, the ultimate food fight returns to Orange Beach for a weekend filled with the world’s most creative culinary talents. The World Food Championships will be held at The Wharf from November 4-15, 2018. With the event a true spectacle of culinary inspiration, foodies flock to watch the latest techniques and learn new recipes as the best go head-to-head for the top title. Event attendees can enjoy 20 percent off select beach homes and condos during their stay with Kaiser Realty.