Tourism News

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER MAY 15, 2013

• Governor Bentley signs Gulf State Park legislation, discusses restoration projects • Alabama Tourism holds BBQ sauce championship at Pepper Place • Alabama Gulf Seafood serves up local catch at Hangout Music Festival • Dauphin Island Sea Lab Designated as Alabama’s Restore Research Center of Excellence • LPGA’s second stop in Alabama on schedule for […]

Alabama Tourism holds BBQ sauce championship at Pepper Place

  BIRMINGHAM – A panel of celebrity judges will decide the state “BBQ Sauce-Off Champion” Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Pepper Place Market in Birmingham. The judges will sample winning barbecue sauces from a series of regional competitions held this month across the state by the Alabama Tourism Department. Cindy Martin CEO/President of AL.com, Vanessa […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER, MAY 9, 2013

Governor Bentley issues Statement on approval of Gulf State Park legislation Gov. announces funding of proposed coastal restoration projects Phil’s BBQ and Viper take regional sauce competitions Alabama Vacation Lovers Get a Chance to Enter Road Trip Sweepstakes “Celebration of the Arts” awards ceremony Tues., May 21 Tour civil rights sites around South Fitzgerald Museum […]

Alabama Tourism holds BBQ sauce competition at Southern Makers festival

MONTGOMERY – A panel of celebrity judges will sample seven local barbecue sauces Saturday at the Southern Makers festival in downtown Montgomery.  The sauces are among 34 in a statewide competition to name Alabama’s best barbeque sauce. Four of the five judges are members of the media including: Melissa McKinney of WSFA-12 Heather VacLav of […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER April 30, 2013

  Alabama Tourism Department “Alabama Road Trip Giveaway” Alabama Tourism searches for the state’s best BBQ Sauce World Premiere of Space Warriors Montgomery slates plantings of Coretta Scott King roses New multi-use trail system at Forever Wild Jacinto Port Tract in Mobile County offers expanded access to Mobile-Tensaw Delta Handworkers honored at AREA luncheon Alabama […]

ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER APRIL 24, 2013

• Senate approves bill for hotel and convention center at Gulf State Park • Final AprilWalking Tour • Gov. Bentley signs Scottsboro Boys Act into law ahead of ceremonial signing; legislation for full exonerations pending • Goat milk ice cream? Goat cheesecake? Get your goat at Belle Chevre’s new cheese shop in Elkmont • Whose […]

Jim ‘N Nick’s wins state title in BBQ contest

MONTGOMERY- Facebook fans selected Birmingham-based Jim ‘N Nick’s over Sam’s of Montgomery by a vote of 4,055 to 3,629 in a competition to pick the state’s favorite barbecue restaurant. Some 81,000 votes were cast during the past 4 weeks in a tournament style bracket that mirrored the collegiate basketball championship that’s decided tonight. Alabama Tourism […]