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FALL Arguably the best season of the year…nice weather, smaller crowds, and a calendar chock-full of fun events! ARTSEALAB FESTIVAL. A collaboration between ArtDoesIt and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, this unique festival’s goal is to raise awareness of the Gulf ’s beauty, resources and ecological challenges it faces. The kick-off event is Forks & Corks, a culinary competition among area high schools. RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Fort Gaines is open all year round and regularly host reenactors for authen- tic “Day in the Life of ” demonstrations with WWII the focus in October. The fort also hosts the annual Renaissance Festival each October. JAZZ IN THE FORT The finale of the Sunset Concert series returns to Fort Gaines in October. ANNUAL GULF SEAFOOD GALA Presented by the Dauphin Island Heri- tage and Arts Council A celebration of Alabama Gulf Seafood and the rich her- itage and culture that surround it. THE DAUPHIN ISLAND ART TRAIL Held the second Saturday in October, the event is presented by the Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce. It in- cludes more than 50 local and regional artists spread around the island at 11 retail locations. locations and offers lots of prize giveaways. Art Trail is free and open to the public with a free shuttle for those who don’t want to drive or bike. ALABAMA COASTING’S DAUPHIN ISLAND LIFE 2019 29