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Escape to the sugar-white sand beaches of Fort Morgan, Alabama. This charming community in Baldwin County offers guests rich history, beautiful scenery, and plenty of fun. When you’re not exploring the Fort Morgan Historic Site or hiking the area’s unique trails, we invite you to check the many family-friendly events in town. The guide below will walk you through the many exciting events in Fort Morgan, including those that are budget-friendly and fun for the entire family:

49th Annual Shrimp Festival

Is shrimp your favorite food? Well, if not, you’ll still love this annual festival! For 49 years, this volunteer-driven event has been attracting locals and visitors alike. In Gulf Shores from October 6-9, 2022, you can explore 50 local and regional vendors serving delicious food, ranging from crab cakes and conch fritters to lobster and Cajun pistols. And the fun doesn’t end when you eat your weight in fresh seafood, you can enter the sand sculpture concert, participate in the 5k and 10k races, browse local art, and listen to live music. More than 100 hours of musical entertainment are scheduled across two stages, ranging from blues, jazz, classic rock, and country. With nearly 250,000 attendees every year, this family-friendly event is free and fun for all. To learn more, visit our website here.

Flora-Bama Oktoberfrest

On Sunday, October 9th, Flora-Bama Oktoberfest brings action and fun to the entire family! The fun starts as soon as you arrive at the event with a complimentary drink upon entry for people who are 21 and up. Make sure you come hungry because there are so many delicious German foods waiting for you to try. The food buffet begins serving at 4 pm while supplies last and features beer brats, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Guests can enjoy live music from The Brats in the Bama Done at 4 pm. Make sure you come dressed up in your best German attire because there’s a prize on the line. The best dress Lederhosen (men) and Dirndl (women) will receive a $50 certificate. Learn more about the Flora-Bama Oktoberfest here.

Jubilee Festival of Arts

Held in Lott Park on Main Street in Olde Towne Daphne is the 34th Annual Jubilee Festival of Arts. From October 15-16, 2022, more than 100 local and regional artists showcase their best work, including handmade jewelry, sculpture, paintings, pottery, mixed media, wood, and functional and decorative items. Although art is the festival’s main focus, there is so much more to enjoy. The Kids Art Park is the perfect place to take the kiddos. For free, children can build wooden block sculptures, create fish prints, paint pumpkins, and make freeform art. Kids Art Park hours are 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 3 pm on Sunday. Afterward, stroll through the food court for dishes that will excite your taste buds and end the day with live music. The Jubilee Festival of Arts is free to attend. Learn more here.

The Original German Sausage Festival

Enjoy some German-style fun at The Original German Sausage Festival on Saturday, October 29, 2022. An estimated 20,000 visitors attend this delicious event every year to indulge in German sausage and sauerkraut and to browse more than 200 arts and crafts booths. Aside from German foods, burgers, hot dogs, and BBQ sandwiches, visitors can enjoy carnival rides and live entertainment including German music and more. Started in 1978 as a town fundraiser by Elberta’s Volunteer Fire Department, it’s fun for the entire family. Get more information about The Original German Sausage Festival here.

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

On November 11-12, 2022, spectators can watch the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. This year’s theme is “100 Years of Carrier Aviation” and provides fun for the entire family. Known as one of Pensacola’s largest events, this two-day event showcases NAS Pensacola Blue Angels, as well as a spectacular lineup of aerobatic performers. Gates open at 8:00 am and the show begins at 9:30. Attendees are recommended to bring their chairs when watching for free or there is paid seating that can be purchased. Learn more about the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow here.

Book Your Getaway

After an action-packed day exploring the many events located in and around Fort Morgan, retreat to one of our beautiful vacation rentals. At Poole & Associates, we make it our mission to provide you with a vacation rental fit for the entire family. Our wide selection of Fort Morgan properties includes beach homes and cottages. Contact our team of reservation specialists to book your stay and to learn more about the exciting events and activities waiting for you.

Welcome to Fort Morgan, where Alabama summers are relaxing, fun, and adventurous! The peacefulness of Fort Morgan comes from being a local beach town that doesn’t operate with the same bustling nature you’d find in a larger, more commercial city. The pace is what you set for yourself, the options of things to do plentiful and diverse. It’s the perfect place for a holiday getaway, especially with one of our Fort Morgan vacation homes. Fort Morgan is a small beach town that packs all the punch of other, much larger historical coastal cities. With excellent local history, incredible views of the peninsula, wonderful sunsets, and plush white sands, Fort Morgan is the peaceful vacation spot you’ve been looking for.

Adventures in Fort Morgan isn’t just sandy beaches. The Fort Morgan Trail stretches eleven miles on flat, walkable land. The trail is also great for bikers. The woods that line the path are a coastal blend of roots and forest with sand and the scent of salt on the breeze coming from the ocean nearby. It’s a relaxing way to spend the day away from the sweltering beach. Take cover from the Alabama sun under the canopy of trees that hang over the stretch of the trail, granting just enough sunshine to feel the day, but enough shade to escape it.

Breathtaking Views

Fort Morgan is often voted one of the best places in the Gulf Shores to watch a sunset. The brilliance of the setting oranges and pinks, fusing with the various shades of the sun’s many colors as it sinks into the horizon, is a spectacular sight to behold. The sunset casts gleaming light over the once emerald waters of the Fort Morgan beaches. It shines completely and for all to see, painting the serene town with the most incredible colors as the day comes to its end. It’s a perfect way to round out a day in Fort Morgan. There’s no better way to experience all this town in Alabama has to offer than when viewing it at both ends–daylight and its end.

Waterfront Rentals

July is the peak of the summer season, especially here in Alabama, and what’s great about the Poole and Associates rentals is that they are on the water. Equipped with accessible access to the beach, the rentals are not far from the water. There’s nothing more inconvenient than walking a distance under the hot sun and carrying all of your beach belongings, especially after the beach day is done. Wet, sandy, and tired, when you rent with Poole and Associates, you’ll just be a small distance from your rental. For your convenience, there is also a pool if the salt of the ocean becomes too much.

Poole and Associates rentals are spacious and open. With plenty of room for the whole party, no one will feel cramped. Each rental is equipped with a fully functioning kitchen so you can make your favorite meals or try some new recipes while you’re on vacation. The floorplans are open, so while someone’s at the stove, they won’t feel left out of any living room conversation or whatever is on the television.

Historical Fort Morgan

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July–a holiday dedicated to the history of the United States’ freedom–than to spend time with the past? Fort Morgan Historic Site, located at 110 AI-180, is a 19th-century military fort. This incredible remnant was active in four wars: the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and both World Wars. Fort Morgan has local significance, too. The Fort played a pivotal role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. When you visit Fort Morgan, you’ll see the brilliance of the Fort’s strategic seacoast defenses. If walls could talk, imagine the stories the walls of Fort Morgan could tell. Now, that doesn’t have to be a hard thing to imagine. So come down to Fort Morgan and let this site tell you for itself its story. After seeing the Fort, head to the museum for more history, then the gift shop to take some of it home with you.

The best part of visiting Fort Morgan? Everything you visit at the historic site will be covered under the cost of admission! Adults enter for $8 a person; senior citizens and children enter for $5.

Come Enjoy Adventures in Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan can’t wait to welcome you for the Fourth of July holiday and the others after that. This hidden gem of a town roars with teeming excitement and history that speaks so loudly it seeps into the spaces around it and imbues itself into the culture of the town. There’s nothing quite like visiting a small town with a big heart and an even bigger role of importance to the United States. Fort Morgan is the place to be this Fourth of July.