I PURCHASED TICKETS IN ADVANCE, NOW WHAT?

Tickets purchased in advance will be exchanged at the ‘Will Call’ line at the Box Office located on Gulf Place.

Box office hours are:

Friday, November 1:

5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 2:

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WILL CREDIT CARDS BE ACCEPTED FOR PURCHASING TASTING TICKETS?

Oyster tasting tickets can be purchased with credit or debit cards at all points of sale.

WHAT CAN BE PURCHASED WITH TASTING TICKETS?

Tasting tickets can be used to purchase oysters.

Tasting tickets CANNOT be used for the purchase of beverages or at the Hangout restaurant. Unused tasting tickets have no cash value.

CAN TASTING TICKETS BE USED IN THE HANGOUT OR AT THE HANGOUT BARS?

Tasting tickets CANNOT be used to purchase food inside The Hangout restaurant or drinks at The Hangout bars.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

Friday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

On Saturday stick around to watch the football games on one of our many screens!

WHAT IF SOMEONE IN MY GROUP DOESN’T LIKE OYSTERS?

Not to worry! We have a wide selection of offerings available at The Hangout restaurant located adjacent to the Cook-off!

I’M VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN, WHERE CAN I STAY?

Visit www.GulfShores.com for great deals on places to stay in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

There is plenty of free parking adjacent to The Hangout all weekend long.

WILL I BE ABLE TO LEAVE AND RE-ENTER OYSTER COOK-OFF?

Yes, you may come and go as you please.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

This is a rain or shine event

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO COMPETE?

More info, official rules and submission form for competition can be found here

HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BLOODY MARY INVITATIONAL?

For more information and to sign up to compete in the Bloody Mary Invitational, check back soon.  

HOW DO I COMPETE IN THE OYSTER SHUCKING COMPETITION?

The oyster shucking competition is open to all restaurants participating in the Oyster Cook-off.

ARE THERE ANY PROHIBITED ITEMS?

We ask you keep the following items at home, for your safety and the safety of everyone here at Hangout!

• Weapons of any kind

• Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia

• Framed or large backpacks

• Glass containers

• Outside food or beverages

• Skateboards

• Motorized carts or scooters – unless ADA verified

• Bicycles (inside Cook-off grounds – bike racks will be available near the entrance)

• Coolers of any size

• Tents or canopies of any kind

• No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed

• The Oyster Cook-off organizers reserve the right to deny access to the event or to expel from the event anyone who acts inappropriately or jeopardizes the safety of attendees, event staff or themselves.

And remember – BE NICE, OR GO HOME!