Photos from the Thousand Horses concert at Flora-Bama, kicking off the Mullet Toss Event. Plus a few additional photos from previous Mullet Toss events.
The Flora-Bama's Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party is legendary. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida into Alabama to see who gets the farthest. Hotel bookings are done months, if not years in advance for this event. People travel from across the globe to see what all the fuss is about here at the Flora-Bama; the memories are priceless.
Here's what you need to know:
*ALMOST EVERY PURCHASE YOU ENCOUNTER WILL BE CASH ONLY!*
The chairs provided by Ike's around the course are FREE this year!*Personal tents and beach chairs are allowed and encouraged! *NO COOLERS OR ALCOHOL can be brought on to Flora-Bama's licensed property. However, Flora-Bama will be selling beer in small coolers along with other cocktails/frozen drinks on the beach.*Flora-Bama wristbands are good for entrance into the Flora-Bama and Phoenix X beach.*Amplified music is not allowed. No large speakers or DJs. Flora-Bama will be providing music inside the bar and from the Red Bull stage on the beach.*As always, you must be 21+ to drink*Membership cards are good for entry into the Flora-Bama Mullet Toss all weekend long!
HOW MUCH IS IT TO ENTER THE BAR?
$10/day for 21+ $15/day for 15-20yr olds14 and under are FREE!*OR you can purchase a membership card in advance/day of for $45 which grants you admission all weekend AND the rest of the year.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENTER THE BAR?
The bar is open to all ages until 5:30pm, then it is 21+*However, 18-20 year olds must be in the building by 10pm and may not exit and re-enter the building after that time.
WHEN ARE THE BIKINI CONTESTS?Miss Mullet Toss
(Friday & Saturday at 3pm)1st Place - $500 + $100 Gift Certificate2nd Place - $350 + $75 Gift Certificate3rd Place - $200 + $50 Gift CertificateSign up is between 1pm-2:30pm Line up is at 2:30pmThey are two separate competitions so if you don't place the first day you can compete on the next day. These two contests are also 2 out of 4 of our bikini series. If you place in any of the contests in 2017, you will move on to Miss Flora-Bama (Labor Day Weekend) and compete for $5,000!Mr. Mullet Toss (Thursday at 6pm, Friday at 1pm, & Saturday at 1pm)1st place - $3002nd place - $2003rd place - $100
WHAT IS A MULLET?
A mullet is one of the more popular and plentiful fish indigenous to this area. It is the only fish with a gizzard and is said to possess mystical properties. Mullet is most commonly used as baitfish on the east coast but it is also considered a local delicacy here. You thought it was a really bad haircut, didn't you? Technically it is and you will see plenty of those here too. Please, don't hate. ;)
WHAT IS A MULLET TOSS?
"It's like a big flash mob on the beach where a fish throwing event breaks out. Word."
A Mullet Toss consists of individuals on the beach throwing a mullet, from a 10-foot circle in Florida across the state line into Alabama. Not to mention a great excuse to throw a weekend long party, with lots of fun activities, great music, and food!
This year we will feature local celebrities tossing out a few fish at noon, each day (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday).
WHY TOSS A MULLET?
Because anyone with a haircut like that deserves to be tossed. Just kidding, we heart mullets of all kinds.
**Let's get serious, a contribution for each fish flung will go to Local Youth Charities on both sides of the line, including the local school education and prevention program from the Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc. (CDAC) which offers programs, community support, and collaboration to address drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco, mental health issues, and violence both in the home and on our streets.
Each year, with your help, we raise and contribute over $40,000 to these local youth charities on both sides of the state line.
WHEN DOES THE ACTUAL TOSSING OF THE MULLET BEGIN?
Whenever we sober up or the times below. Whichever comes first.
The kids toss begins at 10am with the adults following immediately after. The celebrities toss at high noon and finals are at 4pm.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TOSS THE MULLET?
$15 and it includes a souvenir t-shirt, a portion of these proceeds benefit the Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc., local Boys & Girls Clubs, and youth groups on both sides of the line.
ARE THE MULLET ALIVE?
No but they are really, really friendly.
HOW MANY PEOPLE USUALLY COME TO THE MULLET TOSS?
A couple of our closest friends over the course of the 3 day weekend. ;)
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR TOSSING A MULLET?
You must pick a mullet out of the designated water buckets.
You may not wear gloves or put sand on your mullet.
The mullet is to be thrown from a 10' circle down the designated alley.
If you step out of the circle during your throw and follow through you WILL be disqualified.