World Championship Gumbo Cook-off

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Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
 World Championship Gumbo CookOff
Time: Fri. evening music, Sat. 8:00am-9:30pm, Sun. 10:00am-3:30pm
Each year, on the second weekend of October, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce hosts the World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off, a premier event in Iberia Parish. The three-day event takes place on New Iberia's historic and award- winning Main Street.
While the gumbo competition itself is on Sunday, Friday evening kicks off the event weekend with great music and popular food items. On Saturday, there are bands all day, down town shopping deals, museum tours and forty-plus food booths cooking anything but gumbo for lunch. Sunday's full attention goes to the gumbo! Ninety or more teams will by vying for bragging rights to the best gumbo in the world.

Family oriented food festival in historic downtown New Iberia. Music all weekend. Roux Run Saturday 8 a.m. (5K and one mile Fun Run). Anything but gumbo mid-day Saturday. The "Battle of the Roux's" on Sunday--gumbo serving at 11 a.m. Awards mid afternoon.

More than 40,000 people attend throughout this three day event which is free to the public with food, soft drinks,and beer on sale. Official Gumbo posters, postcards, t-shirts and more will also be on sale.

Local museums will hold tours during the day and downtown businesses will open for shopping with special deals only available during cookoff weekend.

Venue: Bouligny Plaza 
Address:  102 West Main Street, New Iberia, LA
Admission Cost:  Free
Phone:  (337) 364-1836
Web:  Website