Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival

Now in its seventh year, the annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival brings chefs and restaurateurs from throughout Coastal Alabama to this lovely island for a Gulf seafood feast. Bring the whole family and sample some of the finest gumbos you’ll ever taste.


Mobile Boat Show

Spring is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to hit the high seas on the Gulf Coast. Spend your weekend at the Mobile Convention Center for the 2016 Mobile Boat Show, the only show on the Alabama Gulf Coast to showcase the 2016 model boats, motors, personal watercraft, trailers, tackle and a myriad of other boat & fishing accessories.


Oyster Roast at Blueberry Jam Sessions

One of Fairhope’s newest events, the Blueberry Jam Sessions at the Weeks Bay Foundation will pair a great slate of live music with the inaugural Oyster Roast. Chef Randall Baldwin of Dyron’s Lowcountry will be on hand to fire up thousands of fresh Gulf oysters. Make sure you get there at lunchtime to join in the festivities!


An Evening with Hama Hama Oyster Company

Adam James and Lissa James Monberg are fifth-generation oyster farmers with the Hama Hama Oyster Company in Washington. In other words, they know a thing or two about these magnificent mollusks. That’s why we’re thrilled to host Adam and Lissa here in South Alabama as they share their family’s success story. Local seafood restaurateurs and processors are encouraged to attend. Please register your space in advance by calling or emailing Beth Walton at 251-438-5690 or bethanyw@auburn.edu. Support provided by Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Auburn University Marine Extension Program, Alabama MarketMaker, and the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission.


Baumhower’s ShrimpFest & BBQ at Lakepoint State Park

After a fantastic turn-out last year, Bob Baumhower and his team are returning to Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula, AL this summer for the 2015 ShrimpFest & BBQ! Bring the whole family and come enjoy all the fresh Gulf shrimp you can shake a fork at. Proceeds will benefit Alabama’s state parks.


Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt

For three days in the heart of spring, Governor Robert Bentley and the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources will be showcasing the beauty of our state’s great outdoors. Join us Monday, March 16 for the Governor’s One-Shot Fly In Social, where we’ll be showcasing fresh Alabama Gulf Seafood with our friend Chef Jim Smith alongside Baumhower’s Restaurants and Wintzell’s Oyster House.


Food Media South

Formerly known as Food Blog South, Food Media South is growing and expanding in 2015. The fine folks at the Southern Foodways Alliance will be gathering some of the brightest minds in Southern food and culture for this two day event. Focused just on writers in the past, Food Media South will now incorporate all kinds of food media, especially filmmakers and documentarians. Join us in Birmingham to fill your minds (and bellies) with the good stuff.


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Montgomery, AL was tapped as the sight as the inaugural Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, and our South Alabama Jaguars are honored to be playing their first ever bowl game in their home state. If you’re making the trip to the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, make sure you stop by one of our excellent restaurants that serves fresh Alabama Gulf Seafood!


Bells in the Bayou

Celebrate the season of giving at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church for these holiday races benefitting the community and industries of Bayou La Batre. Whether you choose the four-mile course (the only four-mile course in Alabama south of Huntsville) or the short-and-sweet two-mile course, you’re sure to have a great time in this hub of the Alabama Gulf Seafood industry.


Tailgate Getaways

Whenever your favorite team hits the road, that doesn’t mean the tailgating has to stop. Make football the focus of your next fall vacation with Tailgate Getaways! This season, you’ll have six opportunities to hit Alabama’s Gulf Coast for an awesome beach tailgating weekend, including lodging, green fees at The Peninsula and Kiva Dunes Golf Clubs, game day events and specials at Baumhower’sThe Compleat AnglerThe HangoutThe Gulf, and much more! For a full schedule of Tailgate Getaway weekends, check out their website.