Alabama Food Festivals

Food Festivals in Alabama

Food is always a cause for celebration in Alabama! There are more than 375 annual food events so bring a hearty appetite...

February Festivals in Alabama

  • Mardi Gras in Mobile
  • Orange Beach Seafood Festival on the Gulf Coast 

March Festivals in Alabama 

  • BBQ & Blues Cook-Off, Foley 
  • Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo

April Festivals in Alabama

  • Shelby County's Best BBQ Cook-Off, Columbiana 
  • Smoke On The Falls BBQ Festival, Gadsden 
  • Barbecue and Baklava, Birmingham
  • Baldwin County Strawberry Festival 
  • Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival, Moulton 
  • Pepper Place Saturday Market, Birmingham 
  • On The Tracks Food and Wine Festival, Auburn 
  • Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival, Birmingham 
  • Grits Festival, Childersburg 
  • Sucarnochee Folklife Festival, Livingston 
  • Chunnenuggee Fair, Union Springs 
  • Corks and Chefs Food and Wine Tasting, Birmingham 
  • The Interstate Mullet Toss fish throwing event is staged at the famous beachfront Flora-Bama Bar on the Gulf Coast the last full weekend of April each year. It’s a great excuse for a weekend of activities, live music not to mention individuals competing to throw a mullet across the state line into Florida! 

May Festivals in Alabama 

  • Whistle Stop Festival and Rocket City BBQ Festival in Huntsville, Alabama
  • ‘Sample a delicious slice of Southern Life’ at this festival held each Spring in Huntsville! 
  • Cullman Strawberry Fest, Cullman 
  • In the Pines Music Festival and BBQ Cook-off, Chatom 
  • Gulf Coast Zydeco Music and Crawfish Festival, Daphne 
  • Cotton Pickin BBQ Cook-Off and Festival, Hartselle 
  • Poke Salat festival, Arab 
  • Catfish Festival, Scottsboro 
  • Mule Day/Chickenfest, Gordo 

June Festivals in Alabama 

  • Tallassee Now! BBQ and Music Fest, Tallassee 
  • Alabama Blueberry Festival
  • Chilton County Peach Festival 

July Festivals in Alabama 

  • Grand Bay Watermelon Festival, Grand Bay 
  • Sand Mountain Potato Festival, Henager 
  • Sate Farmers Market Day, Montgomery 
  • Flavors of the South Food and Wine Festival, Robertsdale 

August Festivals in Alabama

  • Stokin' the Fire BBQ & Music Festival in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Enjoy headliner acts and world class BBQ at this event each August in Birmingham. 
  • Gadsden - Etowah Cobbler Festival, Gadsden 
  • Franklin County Watermelon Festival, Russelville 
  • Alabama Restaurant Week, Statewide 
  • Black Belt Folk Roots Festival, Eutaw 
  • Alabama Butterbean Festival, Pinson 

September Festivals in Alabama 

  • St William Seafood Festival, Guntersville 
  • Sweet Tater Festival, Crane Hill 
  • Urban Harvest Twilight Supper, Birmingham 
  • Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration, Tuscumbia 
  • Riverfest Barbeque Cook-Off, Decatur 
  • Taste of the Bayou, Bayou La Batre 
  • Whistle Stop Festival, Irondale 

October Festivals in Alabama 

  • Cullman Oktoberfest, Cullman 
  • National Shrimp Festival on Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • Enjoy the delicious food and live entertainment at this festival on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores each October. 
  • Butler Fest, Butler 
  • Break 'n Bread, Birmingham 
  • Carver Sweet Potato Festival, Tuskegee 
  • Taste of Homewood, Homewood 
  • African Extravaganza, Selma 
  • Oktoberfest and BBQ Cook Off, Rogersville 
  • Peanut Butter Festival, Brundidge 
  • Wiregrass Heritage Festival, Dothan 
  • Shelby Blues and BBQ, Pelham 

November Festivals in Alabama 

  • National Peanut Festival, Dothan 
  • Alabama Pecan Festival, Mobile 
  • Cane Syrup Makin Day, Beatrice 
  • Mobile International Festival, Mobile 
  • Christmas On The River Barbeque Cook-Off 
  • World Barbecue Championship, Orange Beach

December Festivals in Alabama 

  • Chilly-Fest, Linden
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