Fishermen return to the boat launch in Mexico Beach, FL

Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off

February 21, 2015

17 years of Gumbo, Fun, and Friends!   

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, click here.  Space is limited to the first 25 entry forms received and applications will not be accepted after February 13, 2015.

Don’t worry, if you are a taster than a chef, you will have plenty to choose from!  The 17th annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, February 21st at Sunset Park.  The event begins at 10am and there will be tons of great gumbo and Brunswick stew for the eating.

With live music and free beads, this is one cook-off that will get you in the Mardi Gras mood. 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. 

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