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An Inspired Weekend of Food and Drink!

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Craft Beer Sampling

The Cook-Off features one of the biggest selections of craft beer in the south with an emphasis on Alabama’s emerging craft beer scene. Sample beers from over 30 breweries!

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Food Stars’ Book Signings

Meet your favorite Celebrity Chefs at the Food Stars tent.

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Live Music

There’s always a great music lineup at the Cook-Off. Stay tuned for our 2019 music lineup. Past performers have included Cam, Rodney Atkins, Michael Ray and Anderson East.

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Cocktail Demos

Professional bottle spinners and award-winning mixologists will demonstrate the “bells and whistles” of cocktail making - fancy, traditional and everything in between!

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Champagne Lounge

Sand in your toes, salty breeze on your cheeks and bubbly in your champagne glass.

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Shucking Competition

If you blink you may miss this competition, featuring chefs, shuckers and amateurs. Judging takes longer than the shucking, which happens at lightning speed.

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North American Raw Oyster Showcase

Stop by our exquisite raw bar and taste the best farmed oysters from across the continent with fresh varieties flown in the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Maritimes, British Columbia, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Amateur Competition: Showcase your recipes

Think you’ve got skills to showcase your oyster recipes next to the pros? Then it’s time to put up or shuck up! For the first time ever, we are giving Gulf Coast foodies an opportunity to cook their favorite recipes for everyone to taste. Slots are limited, so register your team today and get ready to bring it. $1,000 and bragging rights will be awarded to the best team!

North American Oyster Showcase

North American Oyster Showcase

Find your favorite oyster by tasting fresh varieties flown in from seven regions: the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Maritimes, British Columbia, the Mid-Atlantic, Baja Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico.