Fishermen return to the boat launch in Mexico Beach, FL

Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off

February 20, 2016, 10:00 am

Are you ready to cook the rice, peel the shrimp, stew the veggies and bask in the aroma of roux?  If so, then tie on that apron and enter to be one of the 25 chefs competing for the title of Gumbo King. For complete rules and an entry form, please check back as the form is still being finalized.  Space is limited to the first 25 entrires.

Don’t worry, if you are more of a taster than a chef, you will have plenty to choose from!  The event begins at 10am and there will be tons of great gumbo and Brunswick stew for the eating.  This event is free to enter.  Tickets will be available for purchase to sample one, two or as many as you like gumbos or stews.  There will be beverages available as well as hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches. With live music and free beads, this is one cook-off that will get you in the Mardi Gras mood!

All proceeds raised will go toward the Special Events for Mexico Beach's Best Blast on the Beach July 4th firework show.