Celebrate Gulf Oysters at the 8th Annual Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend

There’s not another event quite like The Hangout’s annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer weekend.

November 6-7 is when it all goes down in Gulf Shores this year, and it looks to us like the eighth year might just be the best one yet.

What can you expect from this tasty two-day event? Here’s the low-down:

The Food

The main attraction, of course.

At the Oyster Cook-Off, you’ll find delicious Gulf oysters cooked up every which way, from classic standards to flavorful combinations from your wildest dreams.

Best of all, behind each grill, you’ll find a slew of celebrity chefs working there magic on our Alabama oysters. Where else are you gonna find culinary talent like this all in one place?

The Drinks

“Craft beer” is in the title, so you can bet the taps will be flowing.

On Friday, November 6, you’ll be able to sample from over 60 craft beers and witness brewmaster demos.

But wait, there’s more! Don’t miss the 4th Annual Bloody Mary Invitational!

The Music

There’s always great live music at the Oyster Cook-Off, and this year is no exception.

The legendary Black Jacket Symphony will playing Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” Friday night and The Eagles’ “Hotel California” on Saturday night! If you’ve never seen this electrifying tribute act before, don’t miss your chance.

There’ll be plenty of live music throughout the day on Saturday too, so don’t be shy about hitting the dance floor.

The Demos

The only thing better than eating fresh Gulf seafood is learning how to cook it yourself.

This year’s Oyster Cook-Off will feature plenty of demos throughout the day on Saturday from featured chefs like James Beard Award winner Ryan Prewitt and Food Network Star finalist Martie Duncan.

The Showcase

A new feature this year, the North American Oyster Showcase will highlight more than 30 oyster farmers from all over North America to determine our continent’s best oyster.

Fresh oysters will be flown in from seven different regions: New England, Pacific Northwest, Maritimes, British Columbia, Mid-Atlantic, Baja Peninsula, and Gulf of Mexico.

Of course, we’ll be rooting for the home team. But we love a good competition.

The Cause

When you’re scarfing down delicious Gulf oysters this weekend, do us (and our Gulf Coast) a favor—don’t throw away your shells.

Instead, toss your shells into one of our shell-recycling bins. This way, we can recycle used shells for use in new Gulf oyster reefs, which in turn will help us maintain and increase production of one of our finest resources.

As you can see, the 8th Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend is packed full of great activities and excellent eats. So get your tickets today and come join us!