Top Can’t-Miss Orange Beach Events this Fall

Eva Faircloth - July 31, 2018

There are so many can’t-miss Orange Beach events and festivals in the fall on Alabama’s beaches, it may make your vacation planning a little more difficult! One thing is for sure, no matter when you visit, you’re certain to find lots of fun and lots of food on your next Orange Beach AL vacation. Browse our list of top Orange Beach events for fall 2018 and put the Alabama Gulf Coast in your GPS. Get the best rates of the fall season on our specials page.


Bulls on the Beach  I  Sept. 7 – 8

Bulls on the Beach

Professional bull riders from all over the Southeast converge on the beach for this unique family-friendly Orange Beach event at the Flora-Bama Lounge. General admission tickets start at $25 for adults, $15 for teens ages 7 – 17, and kids ages 6 and under are free.

For more information, contact (251) 980-5118.


The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event  I  Sept. 13 – 15

Enjoy sampling more than 100 labels of wine and watching cooking demonstrations from renown chefs during this foodie favorite Orange Beach event. Even better, it’s a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alabama and last year raised more than $20,000! Tickets start at $35 each.

For tickets and more information, call (251) 224-1000.


47th Annual National Shrimp Festival  I  Oct. 11 – 14

With an average attendance of 300,000, this Gulf Shores event should be named the JUMBO Shrimp Festival. You’ll find arts and crafts, live entertainment and seafood dishes for days! Admission is free.

For more information, call (251) 968-7200.


The Original German Sausage Festival  I  Oct. 27

Arts and crafts, musical acts, an old fashioned midway, and more German-style food than you can handle! This fundraiser has been headed up by the Elberta Fire Department since 1978, and all proceeds benefit the fire department and Town of Elberta, AL. It’s a short drive from Orange Beach, but well worth the trip! Admission is free.

Call (251) 986-5805 for more information.


Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout  I  Nov. 2 – 3

Not just oysters and craft beer; there are also demos and workshops from Food Network chefs, live music, and some friendly competition in this two-day Gulf Shores event. This is a unique food festival that’ll make you happy as a clam, well, oyster. General admission is $10 and kids 12 and under are free. VIP tickets are also available.

Visit the Hangout Cook-Off website for more details.


2018 World Food Championships  I  Nov. 7 – 11

It’s the ultimate food fight that combines food and sport at this Orange Beach event. More than 1,500 chefs and home cooks compete for big prize money in competitions such as the Steakout, BBQ, Chili Fest and more. This is America’s most watched food sport event. General admission is $10 and kids 12 and under are free. VIP tickets are also available.

Contact (615) 297-6886 for more information.


34th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival  I  Nov. 8 – 18

Songwriters' Festival

This Orange Beach event has been named a top 20 event in the Southeast and runs across multiple venues and features nearly 200 songwriters from around the world. Experience new talent, find out who or what inspired your favorite song, and feel a part of a community of music lovers during this 11-day festival. Admission price varies by venue.

For more details, call (850) 492-7664.


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