Fun Fall Events to Plan Your Trip Around

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Summertime isn’t the only time for a beach vacation. With the temperature dropping a little, the summer crowds thinning out, and fantastic events planned in the upcoming months, you’ll find that fall is a great time to plan your visit.

Flora-Bama Bulls on the Beach

Here are some of the top events you can enjoy on your fall beach vacation on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Sept 7 – Sept 8
Bulls on the Beach
This action-packed bull-riding event features professional bull riders from across the Southeast. You can even test your skills on the mechanical bull…can you make it eight seconds?

Sept 13-Sept 15
The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event
With more than 100 wine labels and fare from the Gulf Coast’s finest chefs, this is a fundraiser that is a win-win. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama.

Oct 11 – Oct 14
47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
The Gulf Coast has been throwing this party for 47 years. Musical acts all weekend long, shrimp and other seafood any way you could possibly dream of line the beach. It’s one of our most popular events, attracting more than 300,000 people.

Oct 27
The Original German Sausage Festival
This festival isn’t just about sausage. With arts and crafts, musical acts and a midway, this event has been attracting visitors from all over for the last 40 years. Fare includes German-style foods such as filled cabbage, goulash and a Bier Garten. This fundraiser has been headed by the Elberta Fire Department since 1978, and proceeds benefit the fire department.

Chefs Compete in the World Food Championships

Nov 7 – Nov 11
2018 World Food Championships
Touted as America’s most watched food sport event, this multi-challenge event features competitions such as the Steakout, BBQ, Chili Fest and more. More than 1,500 chefs and home cooks compete for big prize money. This epic event is one that foodies will not want to miss.

Nov 8 – Nov 18
34th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival
Named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast, this event runs across multiple venues and features nearly 200 songwriters from around the world. Listeners are treated to a “behind the music” experience as they hear original songs from amazing songwriters.

Nov 24
2018 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Rentals Coastal Half Marathon
The best way to work off that extra helping of turkey and dressing is a run (or walk) on the Coast. This event is for the whole family. Choose between a one-mile fun run, 5k, or even a half-marathon.

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