Gumbo Is Back!! With the new year, comes the return of a crowd favorite. On Saturday, February 22, in Mexico Beach the 21st Annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off will take place. With a variety of types of gumbo and Brunswick stew to taste, this will be one hot competition. This year, the event will take place at the Boat Ramp Park. A new, larger, venue that is centrally located just off Highway 98, with plenty of parking and enjoyment along the canal waterway.
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 CT and there will be tons of great gumbo and Brunswick stew for the eating. This event is free to enter and the only costs is for food and beverages. 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 sausage dogs. 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.