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Eat Your Way Through Mardi Gras at the Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off

by Lisa Milberger Moore on October 24th, 2017

Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-offNothing says celebrate like a Mardi Gras event coupled with a great batch of fresh, spicy gumbo, especially when you’re talking about the 20th Annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off scheduled for February 17, 2018. Held during a season of smaller beach crowds and ideal Florida temperatures, this popular event features the best gumbo and Brunswick stew recipes this side of New Orleans. With top competitive chefs aiming to win the coveted title of Gumbo King, there’s no other place you’d rather be than Mexico Beach, Florida.

It’s All About the Fun

Set along the stunning backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico with live music completing the scene, the cook-off greets happy patrons ready to savor secret creole seasonings and tasty Gulf shrimp of all sizes. Gumbo goers can also relish hot dogs, sausage dogs, barbecue sandwiches, choice beverages, and other festival favorites if they prefer, while collecting colorful bead necklaces in appropriate Mardi Gras fashion.

Cooks and Tasters Wanted

Whether you prefer to stir the pot or devour the dish, this cook-off welcomes you with an open table. There’s no entry fee to try out your cooking skills for the competition’s top spot, with entry forms due one week prior to the event. As for those who prefer to munch and mingle through the aisles of good eating, the event offers tickets to sample one, two, or as many dishes as you like

Don’t Miss a Bite

The Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off kicks off at 10 a.m. on February 17 at Mexico Beach’s Sunset Park on Canal Parkway. Call 850-648-8196 for more information to inquire about an entry as an official event chef.

Where to Stay for the Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off

Settle in for a memorable getaway at one of our condos, beach houses, or hotels at Mexico Beach Vacation Rentals. We offer a wide range of properties with special rates and beach vacation package deals during the Gumbo Cook-Off. Plus, easy and convenient online booking with no booking fees will have you living the dream in gumbo heaven before the sun sets.

Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-off is scheduled for Feb. 17, 2018

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