March 21, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12 PM – 4 PM

2020 Team Alabama Emblem Club Chef Competition - The Emblem Club of Fairhope is hosting the Chef competition for team Alabama's World Food Championship finalists! 🏆
Teams will compete by creating a one-of-a-kind signature dish for the crowd to enjoy. There will be experienced, passionate judges weighing the flavors and presentations carefully to crown the BEST Chef in lower Alabama!! These chefs will be competing for a GOLDEN TICKET to the WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIP!  ~Fairhope Elks Lodge No. 1879~ 561 S Mobile St, Fairhope, Alabama 36532

March 27, 2020

Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2020

Wheelhouse will host two days of competition ~ March 27 for the “Burger” Category and March 28 for the “Steak” Category during the Rattlesnake Rodeo. Winners will be announced on the Main stage at the 60th Annual Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo. Currently, the prize purse is at $3,000, with the winner qualifying for the World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas.

Wheelhouse Opp ~ 105 E Hart Ave, Opp, AL 36467

Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo

March 28, 2020

The 60th Annual Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo will be held Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29, 2020.

The rodeo has grown to include other activities such as beauty pageants, the Rattlin’ 100 car race held at the South Alabama Speedway, snake races, buck-dancing contests, children’s activities, karoke contests, musical entertainment featuring Nashville Country Music Artists and Bands, as well as local groups.


500 North Branltey St. Opp, Al 36467

Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-Off

April 18, 2020

Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-Off / Apr 18th 2020 11:00AM -  3:00PM

$10 admission for charity!

Keg Lounge Tailgate Challenge

January 12, 2020

Congratulations to Jonathan Kastner Chef/Owner of Anchor Bar & Grill for winning first place at the Keg Lounge Tailgate Challenge with his wood-fire grilled chicken wings and earned the first golden ticket to the 2020 World Food Championships for Team Alabama.
26796 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

October 19, 2019

The Best of the Bay Gumbo Cook-Off, presented by Fairhope Kiwanis, will be held Saturday, October 20 from 11am to 2pm at Coastal Community College Fairhope Campus Amphitheater.

The championship is open to local restaurants, companies, service clubs and individuals who want to compete for the Best of the Bay trophy and earn a GOLDEN TICKET to compete in the World Food Championships in Orange Beach. Separate prizes are available for best restaurant and best non-restaurant, and there will also be a Peoples Choice winner selected by the public. 

Back Forty Beer - Burger Battle - Gadsden, Al

August 25, 2019

​Chefs and Cook Teams from around the region gather at Back Forty Beer Company to create their best version of the American classic. At stake:  Bragging rights, a cool trophy, AND a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas. Taking place October 16-20, some 450 teams will compete in 10 different categories in the largest food sport event on the planet. The winning Burger Team – as determined by certified WFC Judges will represent WFC Team Alabama and receive a paid-for registration into the championships, recognition in print, digital and social media, Team Alabama swag and a cash stipend. provided by Back Forty Beer Company. Entry fees are $125 and the field is limited to 12 teams. Cook teams are responsible for providing all of their cooking equipment and ingredients, some power is available as is water. Each team must present one show plate and five samples for the official judging. They should also prepare a minimum of 200 samples for entry into the People’s Choice contest. (This does not have to be the same as the judging dish.)


There is no charge to attend. Advance purchase sampling tickets are 15 for $10. Day of event tickets are $1.00 each. Proceeds from sampling tickets go to the United Way of Etowah County. 


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