Gulf Coast Food Festivals

 

There are tons of festivals everywhere and there is food at every festival, at least the ones we’ve been to. This list contains those festivals only along the Gulf Coast and only those that celebrate food. They are arranged by state from east to west and listed by month. We’ve tried to offer websites when they are available. If there is not a site listed, simply search the internet for the festival name and you’ll be sure to find all kinds of unofficial but benefical information about the event. We aren’t too specific about dates because they change from year to year. Their website or unofficial website can give you details for each year. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of any we haven’t listed, drop us a note at

gulfcoastfoodways@yahoo.com.

When it comes it Texas, we consider Houston a coastal city, having once lived there. There are way too many food festivals to list although we did list one. An internet search will find plenty more for you to enjoy.  Have fun!

 

 

FLORIDA

 

March

Beulah Sausage Festival, Pensacola http://beulahfest.com/

April

Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival http://www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/crawfishfestival/

May

Tupelo Honey Festival, Wewahitchka

August

Annual Scallop Festival, Port St Joe  www.gulfchamber.org/index.cfm/m/80

October

National Oyster Festival, Pensacola  www.nationaloysterfestival.com/Joomla/indes.php/orange-beach.html

Oyster Spat Festival, St. George Island    http://www.oysterspat.com/

Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, Niceville   http://mulletfestival.com/

Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panama-City-Beach-Seafood-Wine-and-Music-Festival/111300188897133

Destin Seafood Festival, Destin http://www.destinchamber.com/destin/seafoodfestival.asp

November

Florida Seafood Festival, Apalachicola http://www.floridaseafoodfestival.com/  

 

ALABAMA

 

March

Elberta Sausage Festival, Elberta  www.sausagefest.elbertafire.com  There are two festivals held each year; one in March and one in October

Dauphin Island Gumbo Cookoff

April

National Oyster Festival, Orange Beach  www.nationaloysterfestival.com/Joomla/index.php/orange-beach.htm

Baldwin County Strawberry Festival, Loxley http://www.baldwincountystrawberryfestival.org/

Crawfish & Bluegrass Extravaganza, Mobile     www.stmarymobile.org

May

Annual Shrimp Cook-off for HandsOn South Alabama.  www.volunteermobile.org

Gulf Coast Zydeco & Crawfish Festival, Daphne www.gulfcoastzydecomusicfestival.com  and www.daphneciviccenter.org

Orange Beach RAGIN CAJUN CrawFish Festival, Orange Beach on Wolf Bay

June

31st Annual Alabama Blueberry Festival, Brewton www.alabamablueberryfestival.com

October

Elberta Sausage Festival, Elberta  www.sausagefest.elbertafire.com

Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores  http://alagulfcoastchamber.com/pages/ShrimpFestival

November

Alabama Pecan Festival, Tillman’s Corner www.alabamapecanfestival.com 

 

MISSISSIPPI

 

April

Annual Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Festival, Biloxi  www.mscoastcoliseum.com

May

Annual St. Paul’s Seafood Festival, Pass Christian

 Annual Biloxi Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet, Biloxi  www.biloxi.ms.us

July

Crab Festival, Bay St. Louis

September

Annual Blues & Heritage Festival, Pascagoula   www.gulfcoast.org/events/index.cfm?EventID=262

Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi  www.biloxi.org/chamber.php?id=19

 

LOUISIANA

 

March

Louisiana Crawfish Festival, Chalmette  www.louisianacrawfishfestival.com

April

French Quarter Fest, New Orleans

Louisiana Strawberry Festival, Ponchatoula  www.lastrawberryfestival.com

Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, New Iberia   www.sugarena.com

May

Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales   www.jambalayafestival.org

June

Louisiana Oyster Festival http://neworleansoysterfestival.org/

July

Mandeville Seafood Festival   www.seafoodfest.com

September

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Morgan City  www.shrimp-petrofest.org

 

TEXAS

 

January

Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest, Galveston   www.yagaspresents.com/chiliquest/

February

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contest, Houston www.rodeohouston.com

March

Annual Fulton Oysterfest, Fulton www.fultontx.org

April

Annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival, Galveston www.galveston.com/foodandwine/

The Grand Wine and Food Affair, Sugarland  www.thegrandwineandfoodaffair.com

May

Annual Rockport Festival of Food and Wine http://www.texasfestivalofwines.com/

Texas Crab Festival, Crystal Beach www.texascrabfestival.com

June

Aransas Pass Shrimporee, Aransas Pass http://www.stxmaps.com/go/aransas-pass-shrimporee.html

September

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Fest www.galveston.com/shrimpfestival/  

Texas Rice Festival, Winnie www.texasricefestival.org/home.asp

Annual Barbeque Cook-off, Groves www.grillinggroves.com

Texas Pecan Festival, Groves www.texaspecanfestival.com

October

Rockport-Fulton Seafair, Rockport http://www.rockportseafair.com/

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1 Comment»

  Gulf2key wrote @

Great listing of local food festivals, I will be checking back to see your site as you ad more articles on Gulf Coast food and where to get it!


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