Oyster Cook Off in Fort Morgan

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With so much to do during your vacation to Fort Morgan, sometimes it can be hard to decide exactly which events to attend and which ones to leave for next time.

Well, one thing is for sure—the Oyster Cook Off is the number one Fort Morgan event that you do not want to miss! If you can schedule your stay at one of our Fort Morgan vacation rentals during the time of the cook off, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

When is it?

The Oyster Cook Off and craft beer weekend takes place this year on November 2 and 3. On Friday the festival goes from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Saturday it lasts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where is it?

The Oyster Cook Off is at The Hangout. It’s located on East Gulf Place right near the beach. Between the many people, music, and smells, you won’t be able to miss it. There is plenty of free parking right next to The Hangout.

What is it? 

The Oyster Cook Off is one of the largest events in the area and attracts hundreds of people a year. With several events going on throughout each day of this fabulous weekend, there’s something for everyone to love.

Find your favorite style of oyster here at this festival and dig in. You’ll find everything from Rockefeller, Gulf Coast Cajun and even Raw Oysters. So come with an empty stomach and get ready for a tasty and event filled weekend.

The Craft Beer Festival kicks off the entire thing on Friday evening. You can enjoy tastings of dozens of beers and listen to the live music. Then, of course there’s the Oyster Cook Off itself.

You will have the chance to sample all kinds of oysters from dozens of chefs and restaurants. You can also learn enthralling cooking techniques through preparation demonstrations. You can even be a part of an oyster shucking contest and cheer on contestants in the Bloody Mary Invitational.

After the fun is over, make sure to stick around and grab some grub to watch your team play. Everyone hangs out and tailgates for their favorite teams while enjoying even more delicious food from the festival.

Additionally, there will be live music to keep you entertained the whole weekend. The concerts are all included in your admission ticket so kick back, relax, and enjoy a wonderful weekend filled with food, fun and of course—oysters.

How much does it cost?

Admission to the cook off itself is $10 for adults. Children 10 and under are free. There are tasting tickets available to purchase so you can just sample oysters without the frills of the whole event.

Additionally, there are VIP tickets and tickets to buy in advance. Details vary and tickets are limited. Check out all the options and find the package that works right for you.

This festival tends to draw people in from all over the country. Whether its people who just have a love for oysters and want to taste them in the optimal location or chefs and eateries that want to showcase their talents in preparing the delicacy—this is the place to be.

The Fort Morgan event is one you’ll absolutely want to put on your bucket list. If we’ve convinced you this is the event for you, then don’t hesitate to book one of our Fort Morgan vacation rentals and buy your tickets to the Oyster Cook Off too.

Our rentals are in a convenient location close to The Hangout, and you’ll be able to enjoy all that this amazing event has to offer during your trip to Fort Morgan and the Gulf Coast.


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