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November 3-4, 2017
Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend
Gulf Shores, Alabama
The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores, AL. Sample inspired oyster dishes from over 60 restaurants who will be serving Rockefeller, Gulf Coast Cajun and Raw Oysters. Sharpen your culinary skills with fun & informative cooking demos throughout the day Saturday.  Over 60 craft beers will be on available from breweries such as Oskar Blues, Good People, Straight To Ale, Abita, Lagunitas, Fairhope Brewing, and Goose Island. Plus, craft cocktails, Champagne, and Bloody Marys will be featured throughout the day to help wash the oysters down.

November 3-5, 2017  Alabama Pecan Festival - Mobile, Alabama
Live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, children's talent show, Jet/Hank Williams Songwriters and Talent Contest, charity bakeoff.

November 3-12, 2017  National Peanut Festival - Dothan, Alabama
Approximately half of the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama. This is the nation's largest peanut festival. It is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season.

November 4-5, 2017  35th Annual St. Nicholas Russian/Slavic Food Festival
Brookside, Alabama
Ethnic Eastern European foods, plate lunches, bakery, imported gifts, tour of historic St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (established 1894), music and entertainment.  Free.  Wheelchair accessable.

November 8-12, 2017 - World Food Championships
Orange Beach, Alabama
The Ultimate Food Fight: 2017 World Food Championships categories will feature classic American cuisine: BBQ, Chili, Burgers, Sandwiches, Bacon, Dessert, and a Recipe championship featuring winners of online recipe contests.


November 16, 2017  10th Annual Fruitcake Festival
Monroeville, Alabama
Monroe County Heritage Museum will host the Annual Fruitcake Festival, inspired by Truman Capote’s heart-warming Christmas Stories. Locally made fruitcakes, in specially designed tins, will be for sale all day Friday. A special theatrical performance brings Capote's stories to life at 7:00 pm in the world-famous courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. Tickets to the event are $35 and include a holiday reception … with fruitcake, of course!

November 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.   (4th Thursday in November).

November 29-December 2, 2017
Christmas On the River & Alabama State Barbeque Cookoff
Demopolis, Alabama
BBQ Cookoff, Parade, Dance, Fireworks, and Jingle Bell Run held in "Demopolis, the city of the people where two rivers meet".  Attendance: 30,000.

2014 ALABAMA: NOVEMBER 2014 - Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events
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November 1-2, 2014  Seafood, Science & Celebrity: Sustaining Heritage Gala
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, Dauphin Island, Alabama
Fourth annual event as the Gulf Coast tradition returns to Dauphin Island, Alabama. This year’s focus – Sustaining Heritage – will allow guests to see and taste firsthand the creative combination of culinary innovation and Gulf Coast customs. Presented by The South Mobile County Tourism Authority, Seafood, Science & Celebrity will celebrate on Saturday with its traditionally sold-out annual “Sustaining Heritage” Gala at the Estuarium, and on Sunday with the inaugural Sunday Supper Gulf Coast at Historic Fort Gaines, a Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner featuring a collection of the South’s most interesting culinary icons.

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November 9, 2013  Cane Syrup Makin' Day - Beatrice, Alabama
Enjoy biscuits and syrup and watch a 19th-century mule-driven cane mill and furnace make cane syrup as in olden days. Barbecue available.

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November 3, 2012  Monroe Sausage Festival - Beatrice, Alabama
A fun filled day of activities, entertainment, and food for the whole family to enjoy! A pumpkin carving contest will be held to include all age groups. Prepare and enter your favorite recipe using Monroe Sausage in the annual Monroe Sausage Recipe Contest. Games, Entertainment.



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