Why THESE fall events are more important than you think

Are you in the midst of planning (the best) fall break beach getaway?

If yes, STOP for just a sec to see if your beach trip lines up with any of THESE fall events? Because what’s better than the beach in the fall?

Answer: The beach in the fall - during ONE of these fall festivals.

 
Best fall beach vacation ideas via ThoseCrazyNelsons.com Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Best fall beach vacation ideas via ThoseCrazyNelsons.com Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

 

These fall events are more important than you think. They’ll add a whole new dimension of fun to your already planned beach vacation! Not only will you get to enjoy the beautiful water and quiet beaches, but you’ll also get a chance to experience the excitement and novelty of a Gulf Shores event!

I’ve compiled a handy list of the events going on along the sandy coastline of Gulf Shores, Alabama, this fall. Before you head down there, see if any of these appeal to you, then build your vacay around those dates!


Gulf Shores is one of the best places to travel in October and November because the temperatures still feel tropical!


Just for nature lovers:

John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest (first weekend of October)

 
Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

 

Going on since 2004, animal and bird lovers from all over the country and Canada come to this prime spot in order to view the great fall migration. With workshops, guided tours and dinner events, this is sure to be a nature lover’s ideal adventure.


Add these top-rated local foodie spots to your fall beach getaway!


Just for seafood lovers:

Annual National Shrimp Festival (second weekend of October)

 
Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

 

You won’t want to miss this fall event when over 10,000 pounds of shrimp are prepared and served by renown area chefs! In addition to the tasty seafood morsels, you can expect an impressive music line up, hundreds of art vendors, and a sand castle contest (that your family can enter), as well as a 5k and 10k race!



Just for football lovers:

Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout (first weekend of November)

 
Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Photo: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

 

This festival combines two of the best things in the world: oysters and craft beer! Ok, so you may not share my enthusiasm for both, but if you did— this weekend is your chance to taste it all! Other festival activities include oyster shucking contests and a Bloody Mary Invitational! This event is a wonderful option for those who can’t be pried away from football on the weekends because there is a sports viewing lounge so you won’t have to choose between traveling with your family and missing your favorite ball game!!



 
#keeponsummering is a campaign we’re promoting in partnership with Gulf Shores, AL to educate travelers on the benefits of a fall beach vacation! All opinions are our own.

#keeponsummering is a campaign we’re promoting in partnership with Gulf Shores, AL to educate travelers on the benefits of a fall beach vacation! All opinions are our own.

 

Take our word for it, Gulf Shores is one of the best family destinations in October and November!

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