Gumbo is more than just a passion. It's a way of life! Our winter festival favorite is back for the 26th time - the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival. The main event is at the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandesin on Saturday, Feb. 14 starting at 12 p.m. 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.” Gulf Coasts restaurants will be featured along with live music and children’s activities. Tickets to Saturday’s main event are available now for $20/$30 the day of the event. Click to buy tickets here! Proceeds earned will go to benefit Sandestin Foundation Kids as they reach out and help children in need in our community. The Sandestin Foundation for Kids is a critical part of this event as their team assists in the coordination of our volunteers who help in every facet of the day’s needs. Interested in participating? Accommodations Rates starting at just $115 per night* - use code: GUMBO Book online now or call 800.622.1038. *Offer valid 2/11-2/17/15, based on availability and valid for select accommodations throughout the resort. Restrictions may apply. Not valid on existing reservations or combined with any other discounts or offers. All participating restaurants will showcase their best gumbo recipe, most filled with chicken, sausage or seafood, while celebrity judges choose their favorites through a blind voting process. Sandestin Gumbo Festival - It's SO Delicious! Read more at SoWal.com home page story and see photo gallery and video!