The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend will be held Nov. 4 and 5, 2016, at The Hangout in Gulf Shores.

The event showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for an afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Visitors should plan to sample oyster dishes from dozens of restaurants that will be serving Rockefeller, Gulf Coast Cajun, raw and a variety of other uniquely prepared oysters. Fun and informative cooking demos will be held throughout the day Saturday.

More than 60 craft beers will be available from breweries such as Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Good People, Straight To Ale, Abita, Fairhope Brewing, and Goose Island. Plus, craft cocktails, Champagne and Bloody Marys will be featured throughout the day to help wash the oysters down.

Stop by the North American Oyster Showcase and sample more than 30 fresh oysters flown in from Pacific Northwest, New England, the Maritimes, British Columbia, the Mid-Atlantic, Baja Peninsula and right here from the Gulf Coast.

The Cook-Off is family friendly. Bring the kids to enjoy children’s activities and more!

Visit Meyer Vacation Rentals’ sponsor tailgate tent to watch SEC football games on a big screen TV.

Some of the Southeast’s best mixologists will compete for the best Bloody Mary in the Bloody Mary Invitational. There will be plenty of opportunities to taste!

Shucking oysters is truly an art. Watch along as restaurants compete for the title of fastest oyster shucker during the shucking contest on Saturday.

A limited number of tickets for Friday’s Craft Beer Festival will be available for $40. The price includes a souvenir cup, unlimited craft beer tastings and live music. More than 60 beers will be featured from a variety of breweries.

Stay near The Hangout and walk or bike to the festival. A few nearby options to consider include San Carlos, Lighthouse, Ocean Reef and Crystal Shores.