2019 Snowbird Fest Boasts Biggest Attendance, Most Vendors, Best Entertainment
The 8th annual Snowbird Fest Gulf Coast took home the prize of best year yet. The event took place January 25, 2019 at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf. Over 3,500 snowbirds and winter visitors wound their way through the booths of over 50 vendors, collecting free samples and product information, all while sipping coffee, compliments of Original Oyster House and Royal Cup Coffee.
A special thanks to this year’s sponsors who helped shape the success of the event. Gold Sponsors: Brett/Robinson, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, Wind Creek Casino Atmore; Silver Sponsors: Good Time Tours, Southern Rentals; Bronze Sponsor: Original Oyster House
The entertainment was unmatched as the Neil Diamond tribute artist brought the crowd to their feet while singing Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the U.S.A. “Neil” sang Diamond’s greatest hits as well as tunes from Elvis and Frank Sinatra. During the musical breaks, our emcee performed magical acts while giving away dozens of gift cards, gift baskets, high tech gadgets, and lots of goodies to the crowds. But with all of the excellent giveaways at the vendor booths, everyone felt like a winner.
The Snowbird Company allows snowbirds free admission to Snowbird Fest with quick entrance to pre-registered guests. This year, over 2,300 snowbirds pre-registered online, showing a glimpse of the amazing turnout, with another 1,200 registering on-site the day of the event.
Tour buses were also full as patrons took advantage of our free trip sponsored by Good Time Tours. Snowbirds were picked up from various Florida and Alabama locations, then taken to Snowbird Fest and the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, and brought back to their pick-up location.
Over 50 local businesses, including restaurants, property managers, health care organizations, jewelers, and many others, participated in Snowbird Fest, which is why this event was such a wild success. Snowbird Fest gives the opportunity for snowbirds to discover all the gulf coast has to offer and helps businesses reach more people with their incredible products.
“We’ve participated in the Snowbird Fest for the past 6 years, I believe, and we love it,” says Jennifer Parnell, Marketing Director for FloraBama. “Highly encourage any other business in the area to do it. It is so well-attended. The snowbirds love it. The businesses love it. And it’s super-beneficial for everybody and we always have a great time!”
Snowbird Fest was created by the Snowbird Company, the nation’s top resource for Snowbirds looking for their perfect winter retreats. The Snowbird Company Websites, also known as the American Snowbird Network, allowing winter guests to find multi-monthly vacation rentals on websites in their “ASN,” such as:
The Snowbird websites welcome visitors looking to book condos, beach houses, villas, and homes, usually for a few months at a time. All listings have monthly pricing with specific benefits for snowbirds, including multi-month discounts and cold weather amenities such as heated pools, hot tubs, and other off-season amenities and activities. The American Snowbird Network websites also feature niches that are hard to find, such as boat-friendly and pet-friendly rentals.