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Gumbo Cook-Off

Submitted by on January 6, 2014 – 8:39 amNo Comment

louisiana_opalousas_gumboThe Ninth Annual Gumbo Cook Off is set for January 31, 2015, in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.

Always held on the last Saturday of January, the event promises live music, a kid’s activity area, both silent and live auctions, food, drinks, dancing and lots of gumbo.

The grounds open at 8 a.m. for cook off contestants, and 10 a.m. for the general public. The judging takes place at 2 p.m.

While this is a free event, the entry fee to participate in the Cook-Off is $50. Prizes are awarded for First Place Champion, Second place, and Third Place. In addition, a specially designed Gumbo Cook-Off Champ Paddle will be passed from reining last year’s champ to this year’s top choice. Winners of the cook-off will be announced at 4 p.m.

It’ll be held at Frank’s Downtown and Pride Doran Law Firm, at the corner of Landry Street and Oak Street in downtown Opelousas, Louisiana.

Want to learn more about gumbo in this part of Louisiana? Go online (there’s even a recipe).

(Photo courtesy of St. Landry Parish Visitor Center)

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