With summer practically in the rearview mirror, we’re looking ahead to the fantastic fall festival season we enjoy here on the Alabama coast.
There are lots of tantalizing events to tempt your taste buds, so we’ll just give you a quick rundown to help you out.
One of the area’s most flavorful festivals is the Festival of Flavor, set Oct. 7 in downtown Foley. The festival features a cornucopia of local restaurants and vendors offering fare ranging from West Indies Salad to peach cobbler to seafood dishes to quesadillas. The festival also features Alabama wineries and breweries offering samples of their adult beverages, along with lots of arts and crafts booths and games for the kids.
Perhaps the most popular festival of the year occurs the following weekend, Oct. 12-15 at the Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores. If you’ve attended, you know why it draws the crowds. Find shrimp prepared any and every way you like it and even some ways you’ve probably never tried. The fest also features music with three stages offering country, classic rock and jazz during the entire four-day event. As if that wasn’t enough of a draw, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors set up booths along the boardwalk offering their wares.
A 40-year tradition, the Original German Sausage Festival is set Oct. 28 at Elberta Town Park. If you like German food, you’ll love this event. German sausage & sauerkraut is the popular entree, but you’ll also find German-style filled cabbage, German potato salad, goulash, red beans and rice, hot dogs, hamburgers and other festival fare. In addition, the event features a carnival, arts and crafts and German music and dancing.
Come on down this fall to enjoy the fun. And stop by to see us at Nolan’s Restaurant while you’re here.