These 8 Epic Food Festivals In Alabama Belong On Every Foodie’s Bucket List
Each year, Alabama hosts a variety of events, including some of the best food festivals around. Even though we’re already halfway through the year, there are still many food festivals scheduled to take place. Listed below are eight of Alabama’s remaining food festivals that belong on everyone’s bucket list. You’ll want to attend them all!
1. Alabama Blueberry Festival - Brewton
The Alabama Blueberry Festival is scheduled to take place June 15, 2019 at Jennings Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It'll have craft vendors, an antique car show, live entertainment, and lots of fresh blueberry treats such as blueberry ice cream and blueberry cobbler. If you love blueberries, this is a festival you don't want to miss. Admission is free.
2. Peach Jam Jubilee - Clanton
The 2019 Peach Jam Jubilee is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 29th at Clanton City Park from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. It'll have delicious food, craft vendors, inflatables, and so much more. As always, it's a fun event for the entire family. Admission is free.
3. Cullman Oktoberfest - Cullman
The 38th Annual Cullman Oktoberfest is scheduled to take place October 2-5, 2019 at Festhalle Farmer's Market and Depot Park. It'll feature live German music, delicious food, beer, games, etc. This festival is the perfect event to learn all about Cullman's German heritage. Admission is free.
4. Alabama Butterbean Festival - Pinson
The Alabama Butterbean Festival is scheduled to take place in downtown Pinson on October 4-5, 2019. On Friday, October 4th, the festival's hours will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday, October 5th, the hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Alabama Butterbean Festival has something for everyone, including delicious food, arts and crafts, fun entertainment, and a carnival. Admission is free.
5. Annual National Shrimp Festival - Gulf Shores
The 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival is scheduled to take place October 10-13, 2019 at Gulf Shores' public beach access. The festival's hours for Thursday-Saturday are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and its hours for Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Gulf Coast festival, which attracts more than 300,000 attendees each year, is an absolute must-visit for shrimp lovers. Other than delicious food, it'll also have lots of vendors, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a pageant, and more. Admission is free.
6. Scottsboro BBQ Cook Off - Scottsboro
If you're a fan of barbecue, you'll want to attend the 5th Annual Scottsboro BBQ Cook Off, which will take place October 12, 2019 in downtown Scottsboro from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. While at this festival, you'll get to try a variety of barbecue. This festival will also have entertainment, arts and crafts, etc. Admission is free.
7. Athens Grease Festival - Athens
The 2019 Athens Grease Festival is scheduled to take place October 19th in downtown Athens from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It specializes in fried foods, including fried pies, fried Twinkies, fried Snickers bars, funnel cakes, fried okra, and more. For the full experience, you'll want to grab a bed sheet and create a toga to wear to this unique festival. Admission is free.
8. National Peanut Festival - Dothan
The National Peanut Festival is scheduled to take place November 1-10, 2019 at the fairgrounds on US Highway 231 South. Receiving around 200,000 visitors each year, it's the nation's largest peanut festival. It also hosts a variety of events, including livestock shows, a parade, concerts, and more. For ticket information, click
Do you plan to attend any of these food festivals? If so, let us know in the comments below! Also, what other food festivals belong on our list?
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