The beaches are less-crowded, the weather is slightly cooler (we said slightly), and all the things you love about the beach are still in full swing! Here are our favorite events that prove you definitely need a fall beach vacation!
Date: September 6, 2017 and September 16, 2017
The Wharf’s signature concert series continues in September with performances from Green Day with special guest Catfish and The Bottle Men plus Eric Church with special guests Brothers Osborne and Ashley McBryde.
Date: September 8-9, 2017
The 5th annual Flora-Bama event features professional bull riders show their stuff on the beaches. Onlookers can ride a mechanical bull and enjoy the Flora-Bama’s signature drinks.
3. The Wharf Uncorked
Date: September 14-16, 2017
In its fourth year, this wine and food festival is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events on the Gulf Coast. Wine and food tastings pair with chef demonstrations and VIP events and local wine dinners. Get all the details plus a list of the chefs who’ll be participating at thewharfuncorked.com.
4. Annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
Date: October 4-7, 2017
Each year, bird-lovers flock to the Alabama Coastal BirdFest for nature- and bird-watching plus the Bird & Conservation Expo in Fairhope which features exhibits like raptor and snake shows, kids activities, and more.
5. Annual National Shrimp Festival
Date: October 12-15, 2017
The biggest festival on the Alabama Gulf Coast is the National Shrimp Festival. A weekend full of live entertainment, food vedors, arts & crafts, kids activities is hard to beat, but when it all takes place nestled against our sugar-white sands…it’s no wonder this festival is still so successful after nearly 50 years!
Date: October 28, 2017
Elberta, Alabama is known for both its German heritage and the sausage festival that was born from it. About 6,000 pounds of sausage are sold each year plus festival goers can enjoy carnival rides and traditional music.
Date: November 3-4, 2017
Craft beer and oysters come together for a weekend made in seafood-loving heaven! Over 70 chefs (including celebrities from Food Network) will be at the event to showcase this delicacy on the half shell in November!
Date: November 8-14, 2017
All year long, chefs are cooking, baking, and grilling to try to earn a spot at The World Food Championships. In November, they battle it out to be named the official World Champion, plus win $100,000! Guests of the festival are able to attend multiple events throughout the week, plus watch the big competition live!
9. Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival
Date: November 9-19, 2017
Spread throughout venues along the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast, the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival draws out crowds of music-lovers vying to listen to both novice and Grammy award winning songwriters croon. For a schedule of the performers and dates, check out frankbrownsongwriters.com.
Need a place to stay while you’re attending these awesome events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Give us a call and we’ll help you find the perfect accommodations for your group! Call 800-959-7326!