PENSACOLA, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The iconic, 50-year-old roadhouse will be holding its 31st Annual Mullet Toss this week April 23-26, but with another surprise addition. Jimmy Buffet may not be throwing the first fish Friday at noon, but a refurbished Flora-Bama Ole River Bar, directly across the street (site of the old Panama Mac's), will guarantee that there'll be plenty of food, excitement and ice cold beverages for all.
The main event consists of folks throwing a mullet, a mystical fish possessing a gizzard, out of a10-foot circle, from Florida towards Alabama. Overall winners win a Mullet Dinner for Two at "The Original Point Restaurant"! Other trophies will be awarded, 3-deep in 19 total age categories, male & female, for each day of toss, Friday through Sunday, beginning at 10am. Entry fee is $15, which includes a souvenir t-shirt, with portion of proceeds to benefit the Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc., local Boys & Girls Clubs, and youth groups on both sides of the line!
The Bud-Light "Miss Mullet Toss" bikini contest will be held at 3pm Friday & Saturday, with top finishers eligible for the $5,000 Miss Flora-Bama finals on Labor Day! Other events to include a keg toss, corn hole beanbag series, and a special Mr. Mullet Toss Hot Body contest Thursday at 6pm, and Friday & Saturday at 1pm.
Among the three eateries are now on premise, the Yacht Club, newly opened Ole River Bar and the original Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar on the Gulf will feature Cajun Cooked Crawfish, Shrimp, Oysters, along with the famous "Bama Burger".
The cover charge, Gulf side only, begins Thursday evening at 6pm and Friday through Sunday at 9am. Cover is $10 for those 21+, and $15 for 13-20 year olds, with limited entry after 6pm. 21 and up only after 6pm. Membership Cards, available on line or at the door are $45 and good for the entire event. Cash only for bar sales on Friday and Saturday, with plenty of ATM's available.
Parking lots will be manned by local charities and youth sport groups and is $10 per car. Shuttles at $3 per head will be running non-stop starting 7am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pick up spots are the Publix parking lot in Orange Beach and the Winn-Dixie lot in Perdido Key. You can also call a taxi in Alabama or a taxi in Florida.
About The Flora-Bama, The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package is a gulf front oyster bar, beach bar, and Gulf Coast cultural landmark, touted as being America's "Last Great Roadhouse". The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on the Florida-Alabama state line. This famous Gulf Coast establishment has been entertaining visitors and locals alike since 1964. Featuring 365 days a year of live music from top regional and national acts as well as home of the world famous "Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party".
Jenifer Surface Ivey