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Best Bets for the Weekend, Nov 4- Nov 6

GREATER GULF STATE FAIR- Thru Sunday, The Grounds, West Mobile

The Fair is back, with the Midway, the KidzWay, Royal Hanneford Circus, pig races, and more! Entertainment on the Grandstand includes Elle King (Fri Nov 4 at 7) and Sister Hazel (Sun Nov 6 at 5pm).  The rodeo is set for Sat Nov 5 at 6pm and Sun Nov 6 at 2pm. CLICK HERE    

FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL- Nov 3- Nov 13, various venues from Gulf Shores, Orange Beach to Perdido Key and Pensacola

The festival features nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida / Alabama Gulf Coast. It’s an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express. CLICK HERE   

PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL- Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, downtown Ocean Springs, MS

The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival is the largest arts festival in Mississippi and the Gulf Coast. Artists, crafters and food vendors from all over the country participate. The festival was created to honor master potter, Peter Anderson, original potter of Shearwater Pottery, founded in 1928, and to celebrate the arts community. CLICK HERE     

GREAT GULF COAST ARTS FESTIVAL - Fri/Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola

The annual Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. CLICK HERE   

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Visit local merchants in Downtown Fairhope as they open late and highlight the art community. Also check out the exhibits at the Eastern Shore Art Center (free admission). 

PLEIN AIR FAIRHOPE- Mon-Sat, downtown Fairhope

Join us for a community celebration of painting in the great outdoors! 60 painters will be taking it to the streets – and the bay front pier!! From sunrise to sunset, artists will set up throughout the city with portable easels, chairs, and umbrellas. Work created during the “paint out” will be on exhibit and available for purchase at ESAC. Reception First Friday Art Walk November 4th. CLICK HERE    

LIGHT UP THE BLOCK- Thurs 5pm-8pm, Fuse Factory, downtown Mobile

Join us at Fuse Factory to toast and help us celebrate ten years of Fuse Project. Come “Light Up the Block” with Knuckle Bones and The Social Experiment to kick off the fundraising campaign, Light the Fuse. This fun celebration is open to the public and free to attend. CLICK HERE   

HONEY BEE FESTIVAL- Sat 8am-4pm, Honey Bee Park, Robertsdale

The Honey Bee Festival is hosted by the Central Baldwin Education Foundation. The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. and festivities will continue throughout the day. Come on out for a fun-filled family day. There will be plenty of arts & crafts, games and food. CLICK HERE   

ALABAMA PECAN FESTIVAL- Fri 5pm-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-4pm, W.C. Griggs Elementary School, Tillmans Corner

The Alabama Pecan Festival is a family-friendly event with free admission and free parking. They have the best pecan pies, an assortment of pecans, and incredible local vendors. They also have food trucks, live music, and entertainment for everyone. CLICK HERE   

BOOTS & BBQ BARN BASH - Sun 6:30pm, Moe’s Original BBQ, downtown Mobile

The event will feature live music, a silent auction and BBQ dinner to benefit the Children’s of Alabama Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic in Mobile. Guests are encouraged to wear their best pair of cowboy boots and come out to support a great cause for local children suffering from autoimmune disorders. CLICK HERE  

 

FOO FOO FESTIVAL- Nov 3-Nov 14, various venues in Pensacola

Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration each fall, with culturally creative happenings, events and moments under one banner, attracting visitors to beautiful Pensacola, Florida. Foo Foo Fest is big fun, with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a hefty dose of Southern sophistication.  CLICK HERE   

BALDWIN COUNTY BOYS RANCH 24th Annual PIG ROAST & LIVE AUCTION- Sun 3pm, Baldwin Ranch, 21870 County Road 73, Summerdale

This event will feature a pig roast/meal, raffles, and live and silent auctions! All proceeds go directly to the Ranch there in Summerdale. CLICK HERE    

BEULAH FALL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL- Sun 11am-6pm, Escambia County Equestrian Center, Pensacola (Rescheduled from last weekend, due to weather)

Tempt your taste buds and come hungry at Beulah’s Fall Food Truck Festival, with food trucks, vendors, live entertainment and a bounce house for the kids. CLICK HERE   

5210 DAY OF PLAY- Sat 10am-2pm, Pensacola Community Maritime Park

The City of Pensacola has teamed up with the Florida Department of Health and the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Escambia program for a day of fun activities and learning about healthy lifestyles from community sports and fitness partners and heath organizations. Admission is free! CLICK HERE  

LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL AT COLONIAL FORT CONDE - Sat 10am-2pm, Fort Conde, downtown Mobile

Experience the 18th century at Colonial Fort Condé as history is brought to life through the demonstration of everyday activities of Mobile’s past. There will also be musket and sword fighting demonstrations every hour. CLICK HERE   

MOBILE HEART WALK - Sat 9am-12 noon, Moulton Bell Tower, USA campus

This one-of-a-kind experience will encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join together and get moving and focusing on improved health, all while helping to defeat heart disease and stroke. CLICK HERE   

FALL MARKET IN THE PARK- Saturdays Oct 15- Nov 19, 7:30am-12noon, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

The market features local artisans, farmers and so much more. Shop local for seasonal fresh fruits, local produce, vegetables, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, original art, decor and more in Cathedral Square. CLICK HERE   

LEANNE MORGAN ***SOLD OUT**** - Fri 7:00pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

COLE SWINDELL- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY presents SCHUMANN SYMPHONY #3- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

USA JAGS @ GEORGIA SOUTHERN- Sat 3pm, Statesboro, GA, CLICK HERE

For Game Day information on Home Games (parking, clear bag policy, etc) CLICK HERE   

Listen to Jags football all season on Sports Talk 99.5, 96.1 the Rocket and on iHeartRadio! Pre-game show starts 2 hours before kickoff. CLICK HERE   

ALABAMA @ LSU- Sat 6pm, Baton Rouge, LA, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN @ MISSISSIPPI STATE- Sat 6:30pm, Starkville, MS, ESPN2, CLICK HERE    

FLORIDA STATE @ MIAMI- Sat 6:30pm, Miami Gardens, FL, ABC, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA @ TEXAS A&M- Sat 11am, College Station, TX, ESPN, CLICK HERE

   

UWF @ VALDOSTA STATE- Sat 6pm, Valdosta, GA, CLICK HERE 

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BATTLESHIP INVITATIONAL RUGBY TOURNAMENT- Sat/Sun 9am-4pm, USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

Masters, Seniors, and Collegiate men's and women's teams from all over the U. S. are invited to compete in front of the famous USS Alabama Battleship. The event has become one of the south’s premier rugby tournaments making Battleship Park a major icon for rugby in the south. Make plans to catch all the action! Admission to the games are free, but the park does charge a parking fee. CLICK HERE   

Carnival Food Concession Stand Sign and Amusement Park Ride

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