Mullet Toss at Flora-Bama 2019

April 22, 2019 - Perdido Key, FL - (OBA®) - The iconic Flora-Bama attracts thousands of folks from all walks of life when it holds its 34th Annual Mullet-Toss. Having developed into a 3-day beach party, it generates over $10 million in the local economy while raising over $30,000 for local charities and youth groups. Beginning at 10 a.m., Friday thru Sunday, the event consists of simply tossing a mullet, one of the areas most popular local fish, from a 10-foot circle in Florida towards Alabama on crystal, white sand.

Trophies to be awarded 3-deep in 19-age categories, male and female, each day of the event with plenty of food, ice-cold beverages, music and excitement for all, including Miss Mullet, bikini and guys, Mr. Mullet hard-body contests. A $15 fee to toss a fish includes a souvenir T-Shirt with portion of proceeds going to the Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Youth Outreach, and the local Boys & Girls Clubs.

While parking is free, it's suggested to take a shuttle or trolley available from the parking lots at Publix in Orange Beach and Winn-Dixie in Perdido Key beginning at 7 am each day, only $5 one-way or show up by boat. A cover charge, Gulf-Side only is $10 for 21+, $15 13-20 year olds with kids under 12 free. Come by boat or taxi and enjoy sumptuous fare at either the Ole River Grill or Yacht Club prior or after the event.

The Miss Mullet bikini contest will be held under the Tent Stage 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday with over $2,000 in cash and prizes each day. The top 3 finalists, for both days, will go onto the Grand "Miss Flora-Bama $5,000 cash contest, Labor Day weekend. A male hot body contest to be held just prior each day at 1 p.m.

A special engagement by "Big Earl" with a BBQ at the Yacht Club, Thursday, 5-9 pm, April 25th, kicks off 4-days of awesome music with over 50 acts on five different stages including "Bat", "Electric Dawg", "Jerry Jacobs Band", "Magic Johnsons", "Red Clay Strays", "Oliver's Twist", "Lucky Doggs", "Hung Jury", "River Dan Band", "Whiskey River Band", "Ben Jernigan Duo", "Albert Simpson & John Kulinich", "Perdido Brothers", "Bruce Smelley", and "Jo Jo Pres”.

Mullet Toss Guidlines & Rules:

  • Chairs around the Mullet Toss will be free and there will be areas blocked off for standing room.
  • As usual, personal beach chairs and tents are allowed on all Flora-Bama properties, free of charge. Limited space is available so first come, first served. 
  • No outside coolers or alcohol can be brought onto Flora-Bama’s licensed property, but Flora-Bama will be selling beer in small coolers on the beach for customers and will have bars available on the beach for other beverages.
  • 10x10 tent spaces are available for rent for $125 for the weekend on the Phoenix X beach from Ike’s Beach Service. Space renters will receive a separate wristband that is good for the Phoenix X beach area only. Contact Ike’s Beach Service at 251-948-3757.
  • Coolers are allowed in the Phoenix X beach area if the tent space is rented.
  • Access to Phoenix X condo will be limited to Phoenix X residents and renters. Wristbands will be issued to these people on site upon check in.
  • Flora-Bama wristband is good for entrance into Flora-Bama and Phoenix X beach. Phoenix X wristband does not get you into Flora-Bama. 
  • No amplified music is allowed. No large speakers or DJ’s. Flora-Bama will be providing music and the Red Bull DJ will be on site playing music on the beach.
  • As always, must be 21 to drink.
  • Cover charge to Flora-Bama begins at 9am Fri-Sun, $10/day for 21 and up & $15 for 13-20 year olds, 12 & under are free, all ages until 6pm, then 21 and up.
  • Membership cards are good for entry to Flora-Bama for Mullet Toss. 
  • Tossing of the mullet is 10am to 4pm Friday through Sunday, with kids toss at 10am and adults beginning at noon until 4pm, owners & celebrity tossers at 4pm, then finals each day at 4:30pm. It is $15 to toss a mullet and all tossers receive a t-shirt. Proceeds go to local charities.