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2016 ALABAMA: November & December 2016
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

(see also: 2014 - 2013 - 2012)


November 4-5, 2016  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 4-6, 2016 - 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 4-13, 2016 - 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 5-6, 2016  34th Annual St. Nicholas Russian/Slavic Food Festival - Brookside, Alabama
At this yearly culinary celebration, festival-goers enjoy a taste of Eastern Europe in the offerings of a variety of traditional Russian and Slavic dishes.

November 9-13, 2016  World Food Championships
Orange Beach, Alabama
The Ultimate Food Fight: 2016 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 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide,
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.   (4th Thursday in November).


November 30-December 3, 2016  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.

December 10, 2016  Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 31, 2016 - Mobile New Year’s MoonPie Drop
Mobile, Alabama
Watch the 600-pound electronic MoonPie descend from atop the RSA Building at the stroke of midnight. New Year's Eve parade, live entertainment, light show and fireworks.

December 31, 2016 - Flora-Bama New Year's Eve Bash
Orange Beach, Alabama
The Flora-Bama really gets down on New Year’s Eve. Blow it all out before making those pesky resolutions. Live music on all three stages will be rockin’ until the party stops. Food, party favors, and champagne flow all night help bring in the New Year the Flora-Bama way. You won't regret it.  Our New Year's Eve Bash starts at 7pm!   Tickets are available at the door (in the gift shop): 21+ $40 -  18-20ys $50.  ***18-20yr will be charged $10 at the door if you bought a $35 ticket in advance.

2014 ALABAMA: November & Dec. 2014
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

events waiting for new dates

November 1-2, 2014
Seafood, Science & Celebrity: 2014 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.

December 4-5, 2014  Fruitcake Festival - Monroeville, Alabama
Monroe County Heritage Museum will host the 5th 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 Thursday and Friday in the world-famous courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. Tickets to the event are $10 and include a holiday reception … with fruitcake, of course! For more information or to purchase tickets to the evening’s performance, contact the Museum at 251-575-7433 or


2013 ALABAMA: November & December 2013
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

events waiting for new dates

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.

2012 ALABAMA: November & December 2012
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

events waiting for new dates

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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