12th Annual Oyster Cook-Off Craft Spirits & Beer Weekend
November 1 @ 11:00 am - November 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Premiere Culinary Event On The Coast
BIG GREEN EGG
Sample delicious creations put together by teams from dozens of incredible restaurants. Restaurants serve Raw, Rockefeller and Cajun oysters while competing in the Cook-Off!
BEST OF THE SOUTH
Bring your inner foodie! Indulge in a wide selection of food dishes – including BBQ, vegetarian and desserts – prepared by participating restaurants and chefs
JIMMY HALL & THE MUSCLE SHOALS ALL-STARS
Come dance, sing along, and hear the stories behind the music when the Jimmy Hall and the Muscle Shoals All-Stars come to Gulf Shores to celebrate 60 years of #1 hit records.
Caroline Jones, currently touring with Jimmy Buffet, will perform Saturday on the main stage. Her hit record “Gulf Coast Girl” written with Buffet, Kenny Chesney, and Mac McAnally went viral this summer with millions of views.
Crawford & Power will kick off the party on Friday night followed by folk pop band Boy Named Banjo and others.
COCKTAIL DEMOS &
Sand in your toes, salty breeze on your cheeks and bubbly in your champagne glass! Professional bottle spinners and award-winning mixologists will demonstrate the “bells and whistles” of cocktail making – fancy, traditional and everything in between!
THE BIG GREEN EGG
Celebrate the art of tailgating and sample a variety of great eats prepared on Big Green Eggs. More than a dozen “Eggheads” from all over the country will compete for our new Tailgate Trophy!
NORTH AMERICAN RAW
Stop by our exquisite raw bar and taste the best farmed oysters from across the continent with fresh varieties flown in the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Maritimes, British Columbia, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico.
If you blink you may miss this competition, featuring chefs, shuckers and amateurs. Judging takes longer than the shucking, which happens at lightning speed.
SHOWCASE YOUR RECIPES
Think you’ve got skills to showcase your oyster recipes next to the pros? Then it’s time to put up or shuck up! For the first time ever, we are giving Gulf Coast foodies an opportunity to cook their favorite recipes for everyone to taste. Slots are limited, so register your team today and get ready to bring it. $1,000 and bragging rights will be awarded to the best team!