Who’s Hungry for Some of the Best Gumbo in Southwest Louisiana?
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.