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Good Times Cooking at Sandestin Gumbo Festival Feb 16-17

February 3, 2018 by SoWal Staff

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort cooks up great gumbo paired with first-rate fun at the Gulf Coast’s favorite winter food event – the 29th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17. Gumbo lovers from across the Southeast will join in the festivities during the extended Presidents Day weekend.

Kick-off the weekend Friday, Feb. 16 at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill with a delicious Baytowne Seafood Boil beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 17 from 12-4 p.m. guests will enjoy live Zydeco music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, family activities and the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast.

Festival guests can vote for “The People’s Choice” awards in gumbo and become eligible for raffle items from the participating restaurants. After “The People’s Choice” honors are given, judges will award first, second and third place for the participant categories, and even a “Best Display”. This year, event sponsor Community Broadcasters is awarding a $1,000 commercial prize package to their favorite gumbo. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 4 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on event day and are now available for purchase online at SandestinGumboFestival.com.

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival is proud to partner with Sandestin Foundation for Kids, where a portion of the proceeds benefit the foundation’s causes and organizations that have the most impact and make a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of children.

Special Rates and Packages

Sandestin is making it easy to get away for the weekend with a variety of options and deals for individuals and families. Discounted packages are available with rates starting at only $89 per night (Code: GUMBO). Other special deals include 30% off with the purchase of three or more nights (Code: SAVE30). Book your Presidents Day Weekend at Sandestin.com or call 855.583.BOOK.

All of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s packages and accommodations come with a wide variety of recreational activities including complimentary bike rental, tennis court time, on-site tram service, access to fitness center access and so much more.

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