The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival


When you grow up on the Alabama Gulf Coast, there are three certain things you have to learn before you ever hit grammar school. Things like manners, which team to cheer for, and oyster season is in months that have an “R” in them.  Of course, that last one is less important now that oyster farms are producing non spawning oysters year-round.  Still, you’ll find some of the most flavorful oysters can be found in (you guess it) the “R” months (fall, winter, spring).  Yet another reason to celebrate the return of fall!  


Let’s Talk Oysters  

The Hangout’s Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend is headed to Gulf Shores on November 3 & 4, 2017.  With musical guests like Rodney Atkins, Cam, and Anderson East, you know the entertainment is reason enough to attend, but then again, so is the food. Join chefs from around the South as they celebrate raw, fried, grilled, and smoked oysters with unique concoctions created for your tasting pleasure. The Craft Beer portion of the weekend kicks off on Friday, November 3rd where attendees can enjoy tastings of dozens of craft beers. 


Where to Stay 

Want to stay within walking distance of the festival? Check out one of these beachfront beauties!  


Driftwood Towers 6E 

Royal Palms Penthouse 1407 

Buena Vista 301



No matter what you do to enjoy the fall, do it the Southern way with good food, good people, and plenty of football.   


Stay at Ocean House during The Hangout's Oyster Cook-Off