Eastern Shore Jubilee Festival - Daphne, AL - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
This festival celebrates the fine arts culture of the area. You’ll experience art in many forms: culinary art, fine art, kids’ art, performance art and an eclectic mix of talent we call Southern Makers.” They also welcome amateur and professional chefs seeking to qualify for the World Food Championships! It is also one of the few places in the world to experience the natural phenomenon of a jubilee.
National Shrimp Festival - Gulf Shores, AL - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
Fresh from the Gulf seafood during this four-day event that attracts over 300,000 people. More than 80 hours of musical entertainment featuring a lineup of national, regional and local acts with blues, Motown, southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. 50 local and regional vendors have food lining the boardwalk at the public beach with mouth-watering delights. 200 pounds of shrimp per day will be prepared by some of the area’s best chefs in their award-winning recipes and given away for people to sample at different tasting times that will be posted on the outside of the sponsor tent. Activities this year include Outdoor World and Singing for Scholarships. Families can enter the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday. Kids can take part in the Children’s Activity Village, including face-painting, karaoke and much more. Runners and walkers can enter the 10K and 5K races. Art lovers will have almost 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts vendors.
Evergreen Sausage Festival - Evergreen, AL - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2020
A bbq cook-off and arts/crafts event. Local and regional live music all day. Children’s area with slides, bounce castle, rock climbing wall, exotic petting zoo including pony rides and camel rides. Admission is free. There will be a small fee for the animal attractions.
Greater Gulf State Fair - Mobile, AL - Oct 30 to Nov 8, 2020
A fair for residents of South Alabama, Northwest Florida and Southeast Mississippi that was started in 1955 by the Mobile Jaycees.
World Food Championships - Orange Beach, AL - Nov 6 to Nov 8, 2020
An international cooking competition with top chefs and home cooks taking home prizes of approximately $300,000. Elite Qualifiers include PorktoberQue and Atlanta’s Burger Wars.
Fairhope Film Festival - Fairhope, AL - Nov 12 to Nov 15, 2020
Mobile International Festival - Mobile, AL - Nov 21 to Nov 21, 2020
Annual event that promotes understanding, acceptance, friendship, and appreciation for the rich diversity of the world’s cultures. Enjoy music and dance performances, sample food from around hte world, learn about and meet people from over 70 countries, and more.
Alabama Coastal BirdFest - Fairhope, AL - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2021
Great for birders of all experience levels, with lots of workshops, speakers, trips, conservation Expo, and more. Various venues across Baldwin and Mobile counties will host, and workshops will be held at Five Rivers Delta Center.