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The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest & most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Kick-off the weekend Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 with a delicious Seafood Boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill. More details to come! On Saturday, Feb. 20th from 12-4 p.m. guests will enjoy live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, family activities & the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast.

Tickets are available now!

SEAFOOD BOIL KICK-OFF PARTY: HAMMERHEAD’S BAR & GRILLE
Friday, February 19th – 5 – 7 p.m.
Mark your calendars for our official kickoff for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Kick-off the weekend at Hammerhead’s bar & Grille with a delicious Seafood Boil served with boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, and sausage. Only $15 a plate! Also enjoy LIVE music starting at 4pm.

Sandestin Gumbo Festival | Main Event
Saturday, February 20th starting at 12 p.m.
This winter festival favorite is back for the 32nd 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.” Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and children’s activities. The Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach competition is BACK! Sponsored by Bombora Vodka, taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”! This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.

Calling all restaurants & businesses!
Do YOU have what it takes to make the best gumbo or bloody mary on the coast?! Participant registration is open NOW for the 32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival on February 20th, 2021.
Click here for participation info!

Head over to http://sandestingumbofestival.com or email leighann@baytownewharf.com to be a part of this fun (& delicious) event!

If trying the area's best gumbo & bloodys is more your style, then grab your ticket today at https://www.bigtickets.com/events/gumbo/2021festival/

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Winners from the 31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

VETERAN CATEGORY
1st place: Bubba Gump
2nd place: Harry T's
3rd place: Marina Bar & Grill
4th place: Marlin Grill

5 YEARS AND UNDER CATEGORY:
1st place: Slick Lips
2nd place: Hurricane Oyster Bar
3rd place: Royal Palm Grill
4th place: Burnt Pine Golf Club
Honorable Mention: Cafe Nola

NON RESTAURANT CATEGORY
1st place: System Service and Engineering
2nd place: Fluffy Girl Savory Cuisine

GUMBO PEOPLE'S CHOICE
1st place: Old Florida Fish House
2nd place: System Service and Engineering
3rd place: Slick Lips

BEST NEW PARTICIPANT
Royal Palm Grill
BEST DISPLAY
Slick Lips

BLOODY MARY PEOPLE'S CHOICE
1st place: Carlito's Amazing Products
2nd place: Another Broken Egg Cafe
3rd place: Sunset Bay Cafe

COMMUNITY BROADCASTER'S $1,000 ADVERTISING COMPETITION
Tailfins Ale House & Oyster Bar

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Teresa

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The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Now in its 32nd year, the event takes over The Village of Baytowne Wharf during Presidents Day weekend. Kicking off Friday, Feb 19 at HammerHead's Bar and Grille with a delicious Baytowne Seafood Boil beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Feb 20 from 12-4 p.m. festivalgoers will enjoy live music from Dikki Du and The Zydeco Krewe, family activities, the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast and bloody mary cocktails!

Tickets on sale: Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Interested in participating?
http://bit.ly/gumbofestival

FESTIVAL KICK-OFF
Kick-off Party | Friday, Feb. 19th | 5-7pm
Kick-off the weekend with a delicious Baytowne seafood boil at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille. Purchase plate at door.

SANDESTIN GUMBO FESTIVAL
Main Event | Saturday, Feb. 20th | 12-4pm
Gulf Coast restaurants will be featuring their top secret recipes! Spend the day sampling a variety of gumbo! What's your favorite-- dark or light roux? chicken & sausage? seafood? Then, vote for your favorite for the "People's Choice Award." Local celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Enjoy live Zydeco music and family entertainment.
Back this year, Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach! Taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”!

This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.

This Event benefits Sandestin Foundation for Kids!

Visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com for tickets and event details.

GET 40% OFF YOUR STAY OF 2 OR MORE NIGHTS + DISCOUNTED TICKETS!
Book now & call (866) 259-3585 or visit https://www.sandestin.com/offers-packages/sandestin-gumbo-festival-package
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outofadream

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The Sandestin Gumbo Festival has been known as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Now in its 32nd year, the event takes over The Village of Baytowne Wharf during Presidents Day weekend. Kicking off Friday, Feb 19 at HammerHead's Bar and Grille with a delicious Baytowne Seafood Boil beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Feb 20 from 12-4 p.m. festivalgoers will enjoy live music from Dikki Du and The Zydeco Krewe, family activities, the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast and bloody mary cocktails!

Tickets on sale: Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Interested in participating?
http://bit.ly/gumbofestival

FESTIVAL KICK-OFF
Kick-off Party | Friday, Feb. 19th | 5-7pm
Kick-off the weekend with a delicious Baytowne seafood boil at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille. Purchase plate at door.

SANDESTIN GUMBO FESTIVAL
Main Event | Saturday, Feb. 20th | 12-4pm
Gulf Coast restaurants will be featuring their top secret recipes! Spend the day sampling a variety of gumbo! What's your favorite-- dark or light roux? chicken & sausage? seafood? Then, vote for your favorite for the "People's Choice Award." Local celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Enjoy live Zydeco music and family entertainment.
Back this year, Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach! Taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”!

This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.

This Event benefits Sandestin Foundation for Kids!

Visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com for tickets and event details.

GET 40% OFF YOUR STAY OF 2 OR MORE NIGHTS + DISCOUNTED TICKETS!
Book now & call (866) 259-3585 or visit https://www.sandestin.com/offers-packages/sandestin-gumbo-festival-package
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What happened to the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings? You folks at SoWal.com are promoting this but yet the last eight months you’ve been the first to issue dire warnings! I am all for nonprofit events it’s one of the reasons I moved to this area of the panhandle to participate but what happened to Covid warnings.. it’s still among us
 

debesquire

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What happened to the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings? You folks at SoWal.com are promoting this but yet the last eight months you’ve been the first to issue dire warnings! I am all for nonprofit events it’s one of the reasons I moved to this area of the panhandle to participate but what happened to Covid warnings.. it’s still among us
I totally agree! I was thinking it- but thank-you for saying it!
 

Dawn

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There are festivals coming up you don't have to go. This site like any other will post about them and allow people to post about it whether you think it is OK or not. We've had more visitors than ever and they want information. There's a difference between this site and social media, and the TDC that advertises to fill beds.
 

Teresa

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What happened to the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings? You folks at SoWal.com are promoting this but yet the last eight months you’ve been the first to issue dire warnings! I am all for nonprofit events it’s one of the reasons I moved to this area of the panhandle to participate but what happened to Covid warnings.. it’s still among us

That's a fair question and I appreciate it.

While many of our traditional festivals and events are on hold, our community website and events calendar will continue to provide readers with current events and news. We can promote local safety while also keeping you up to date on businesses and happenings. Sowal.com/Events

Many events are happening along the coast from art receptions to virtual music festivals, grand openings, drive-in film festivals, outdoor activities and farmers markets. Many of these are thoughtfully planned for these unusual times, moved outdoors, or postponed... We try to keep readers up to date.

We try to provide an overall look at our community for a diverse readership of locals, visitors, businesses, second homeowners, beach lovers near and far.

South Walton tourism has not stopped or even slowed. We are thankful for leadership displayed by our local beach towns and businesses that are continuing to work hard while also committing to safety measures to the extent possible. It has not been easy for many businesses in so many ways.

We will always keep you posted on community news and local events... as well as community risks and ways to stay safe. Thank you for reading. Please stay safe wherever you are.
 

bob1

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What happened to the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings? You folks at SoWal.com are promoting this but yet the last eight months you’ve been the first to issue dire warnings! I am all for nonprofit events it’s one of the reasons I moved to this area of the panhandle to participate but what happened to Covid warnings.. it’s still among us
There are ZERO restrictions for awhile now in Florida thank our Trump-sycophant, science denying governor and our county rednecks.
 

James Bentwood

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What happened to the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings? You folks at SoWal.com are promoting this but yet the last eight months you’ve been the first to issue dire warnings! I am all for nonprofit events it’s one of the reasons I moved to this area of the panhandle to participate but what happened to Covid warnings.. it’s still among us
The dire warnings posted here are by everyone, and information from lots of sources. You can tell people whats going on and still be responsible. Yes The situation is dire. At least the Gumbo festival is outside. Still, If you go wear a mask.
 
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