Thursday, July 25, 2013

Top 5 SEC BeachFest activities in Gulf Shores

2013 SEC BeachFest (Aug 16-18) gives fanatic football fans a venue to get it in gear. When this event was launched last August a wide variety of activities were offered and believe it or not even more fun is in store for BeachFest goers this year.

Here’s my top 5 BeachFest activity list:

  1. Music – Friday night (Aug 16) kicks off with Mark Broussard bringing his “Bayou Soul” style to the beach beginning at 8 p.m. His music is a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock and pop and is ideal to listen to with your toes in the sand. Country music singer Rodney Atkins follows on Saturday night (Aug 17) at 8 p.m. His concert is also located right on the beach with the surf rolling in nearby. 
  1. FanZone – This entertaining, interactive attraction at BeachFest on Friday (Aug 16), Saturday (Aug 17) and Sunday (Aug 18) includes lots of family activities such as sports clinics with former football players, beach volleyball, beach football, corn hole competitions and more. In the Legends Pavilion you can watch talk show-type interviews with legendary coaches and players. Some of the coaches who will conduct “town hall chalk talks” include Pat Dye (Auburn), Gene Stallings (Alabama) and Vince Dooley (Georgia) and you can find the complete list here. You can even take a photo with the Dr. Pepper National Championship Coaches Trophy. 
  1. Golf – Register Thursday (Aug 15) at Craft Farms for the golf scramble on Friday (Aug 16). The 8:30 a.m. shotgun start happens at Craft Farms, Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club and Gulf Shores Golf Club. 
  1. Run – On Saturday (Aug 17) the 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m. The course is described as fast and flat. It goes out alongside Little Lagoon and returns alongside the Gulf of Mexico. 
  1. Fishing – Zekes Landing Marina is the location for Saturday’s fishing challenge from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Aug 17) with a weigh-in party sponsored by Wolf Bay Lodge from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A kids pier fishing tournament happens on Sunday (Aug 18) at the Gulf State Park fishing pier.
Score big points with your fans by putting SEC BeachFest on your calendar and securing accommodations in Gulf Shores or nearby beach areas now. SEC BeachFest tickets, valued at $25 each, are FREE with your accommodations. The 5K run, golf scramble and fishing challenges have separate entry fees. Enjoy a 3rd night FREE in a condo or 4th night FREE in a house with promo code 13BF-T (subject to availability, some restrictions apply).  

No matter which SEC team is your favorite, you will find lots of other fans to share your passion and lots of fun at the 2nd annual SEC BeachFest located at the Public Beach in Gulf Shores, which is adjacent to The Hangout.

Be sure to stop by our Meyer Vacation Rentals photo booth for free fun pictures in your wildest costume. See you at the beach!