Get Your Oyster Fix at the Fort Morgan Oyster Fest

Eva Faircloth - January 09, 2023

Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, our Alabama Gulf Coast oysters are certainly something to shell-ebrate. And that’s exactly what you can do at the 2023 Fort Morgan Oyster Fest, an annual event that celebrates locally-grown oysters by serving them up in a variety of delicious ways. Sponsored by Spectrum Resorts, Sassy Bass, and Navy Cove Oysters, the 2023 event is set to take place on Saturday, February 25, at The Beach Club Resort & Spa.

Here’s what you can expect.

The Freshest Local Oysters

This fun foodie festival will feature the finest local oysters from Navy Cove and other Fort Morgan farms, all just a shell’s throw from The Beach Club Resort (and it doesn’t get fresher than right out of our nearby bay). Raw, topped, steamed, stewed, grilled – no matter how you like them, you’re sure to find happiness on the half shell. Admission includes 10 food and drink tickets you can use to sample, savor, and even slurp your way through the mouthwatering selections. And if oysters don’t exactly bring you out of your shell, Sassy Bass will be onsite with other (equally yummy) local dishes. Your food and beverage tickets are valid on Sassy Bass food purchases, as well!

Tons of Family Fun

It’s not all about the food – Oyster Fest is a ton of fun for all ages! Attendees can enjoy a slew of great activities, games, contests, and entertainment throughout the day. There will be a special kid’s area for crafts and fun activities, an oyster-shucking contest, live cooking demonstrations, and other exciting options. Oyster shell painting is always a crowd favorite – paint a masterpiece on one of Navy Cove’s flawless Fort Morgan oysters for a lifelong souvenir from the shore.

Arts & Entertainment

Speaking of souvenirs, there will be more than 40 local arts and crafts vendors onsite with artisanal goods and products for purchase. Be sure to browse their wares for one-of-a-kind gifts and mementos of your time at Oyster Fest!

In addition to savoring and shopping, you can stop by the music stage to catch live performances from two great local bands. Joshua Lindsey and Funky Lampshades will be providing toe-tapping tunes throughout the day for your enjoyment.

A+ Accommodations

The Beach Club Resort & Spa isn’t only hosting the event – the beachfront resort is also the festival’s official lodging partner. Their upscale condos and cottages will keep you just feet from the fun and surrounded by luxurious comfort. Guests who book direct with Spectrum Resorts will also enjoy exclusive perks like discounts on spa services and shopping!

Tickets to the 2023 Fort Morgan Oyster Fest are now on sale and can be purchased online at the event website. Quantities are limited and prices will increase after February 1, so snag yours before they sell out!