The Mardi Gras Season wouldn't be the same if it weren't for one of Southwest Louisiana's favorite eating events... the World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off this Valentine's day!

Local fans sample from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 50 teams Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.Wanna make a dang good gumbo? Well, let's get a true Louisiana Icon. Enjoy!

Gumbo contestants begin cooking at 7:30 a.m., and judging is at 11:30 a.m, with gumbo served immediately afterward until 1:30 p.m. There will be festive music during the event too

Admission is $5. Children 5 & Under get in free.