Sandestin Gumbo Festival Call for Cook-off Participants

December 5, 2015 by Teresa Lischka

Preparations for the 27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival are underway. The Gumbo Cook-off will take place on President's Day Weekend in The Village of Baytowne Wharf on February 13th from 12-4pm. In addition to Saturday’s Gumbo Cook-off, Sandestin will be featuring a variety of other events throughout the weekend so stay connected for all the scoop on one of South Walton's best events of the year.

We always see many friends and favorite local restaurants serving up a variety of gumbo recipes. It's time for restaurants, businesses and groups to contact Julie Stuckey and reserve your space as a participant. Get those entries in early, and check out the new non-restaurant category! Registration is due by mid-January.

If you are interested in participating, please see info online and get on board!

Sandestin Gumbo Festival takes place at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. This year the gumbo cook-off is Saturday, Feb. 13 from 12-4pm. ​Prepare your palette while restaurants and businesses vie for the title of "Area's Best" and other categories for the best gumbo in South Walton! Cast your vote while enjoying live Zydeco music  and family entertainment. Tickets to Saturday’s main event are available now! Tickets here!

The gumbo festival is one of the very best events of the entire year in South Walton, FL! What an incredibly fun afternoon tasting gumbo all around the Village of Baytowne Wharf and listening to zydeco music. Visit for tickets and details, including a daily schedule of events and entertainment.

Friday, February 12 starting at 4 p.m.
Baytowne Seafood Boil
Mark your calendars for our official kickoff for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival! The fun begins at 4pm.  

Saturday, February 13 starting at 12 p.m.
Sandestin Gumbo Festival Main Event
This winter festival favorite is back for the 27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival.  Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.”

Sandestin Gumbo Festival was recently awarded the People's Choice award for Best One Day Event in the recent Visit South Walton TDC Perfect in South Walton 2016 awards. And with good reason. Great gumbo, live music in a festive atmosphere with a New Orleans feel throughout the Village. It's ALL good.

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Teresa Lischka

A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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