Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off & Festival
Friday-Sept. 28th 4PM-10:15PM & Sat.-Sept. 29th Noon-10:15PM
- This is a rain or shine event
This event is the 3rd annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off & Festival weekend, presented by Island View Casino & Resort and will showcase the talents and tastes of the Gulf Coast's best restaurants and chefs. The event will take place in Gulfport, MS at the beautiful Jones Park on Friday, September 28th gates open @ 4 p.m. & Saturday, September 29th gates open @ 12-Noon. This is an all-ages welcome festival. Kids 12 & under FREE.
There will be continuous live entertainment on stage including national touring country artists! Friday night will feature National Touring Country Artist, Dylan Scott who currently has the #1 song "My Girl" and also climbing the charts, "Hooked"! Jordan Davis, another National Touring Artist, will headline Satrurday night along with local & regional bands performing both days! The festival will include our Rock-N-Roll Car, Jeep & Bike show with over 100 car enthusiasts from all over the country, presentented by FoChem Car Club & Mopar with a presentation of awards on Saturday. The Oyster Cook-Off competition will be held on Saturday only @ Noon til 4 p.m. with an awards presentation following. You will have the opportunity to purchase sampling tickets & sample the oysters in the competition @ $15 per dozen. The three catorgies for the competition will be Raw, Charbroiled & House Special. There will also be a People's Choice Award.
The festival will also include arts, crafts, food & more vendors along with a Kids Zone for families to enjoy!
We are proud to continue our partnership with the Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United in the efforts to recycle all oyster shells. Last year we recycled nearly one ton of shells!
We are excited to announce our St. Jude Charity Fundraiser "Cocktails and Oysters" for St. Jude's Kids. This event will take place at the Island View Casino Reosrt inside the Island View Showroom on Thursday, September 27th and will include complimentary food, wine, beer along with a silent auction. The first 100 people to purchase a $40 ticket good for two will have the opportunity to win a fresh water pearl necklace donated by Paull & Paull Jewelers in Gulfport and valued at $1,500! Help us support St. Jude's Kids! This is a rain or shine event.
Call Dawn @ (228) 348-2646 or visit www.gulfcoastoystercookoff.com for more info.