Great Gumbo and Record Crowds at Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announces record breaking crowds at the 24th Annual Gumbo Festival held over the extended Presidents’ Day Weekend, where nearly 2,000 attendees tasted and voted naming “People’s Choice”, while a panel of celebrity judges declared the coveted “Area’s Best” gumbo.

This longstanding winter food event has hosted numerous restaurants, businesses and guests over the last 24 years, but this weekend's Festival was a record with nearly 2,000 tickets sold. Guests enjoyed the great fall beach weather and tasted gumbo from 18 area restaurants and businesses.

30A Songwriters Festival 2013 Video & Photos

A loving and quick look back at last month's 30A Songwriters Festival.

The 2013 30A Songwriters Festival was held on a perfect SoWal weekend. Sunny skies and mid-seventies greeted songwriters and fans on Sunday. Indoor and outdoor venues up and down Scenic 30A were filled with music lovers and writers who perform their own music, and performers who write their own songs.

The SoWal.com staff was out in full force capturing images, notes, and memories of a wonderful music-filled weekend.

Sandestin Wine Festival Reports Record Ticket Sales

The Sandestin Wine Festival, one of the top wine festivals in the country, is reporting record ticket sales for its 2013 Spring event.

Slated for this April 18-21, the Sandestin Wine Festival is known as the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals.” It will be a picture perfect event complete with white tents, the tasting of hundreds of wines, Gulf seafood and other culinary treats, and live music.

Stop on By and Gitcha a SoWal Gumbofest Giveaway

The SoWal staff loves a good festival, especially the really good tasting ones like gumbo, or wine, or gumbo. The Sandestin Gumbo Festival every February is one we look foward to. Potfuls of rich Lousiana goodness ladled out into hot bowls. And of course lots of beads and Zydeco music by Dikki Du and the Zydeco Crew - a Baytowne Wharf tradition that sounds, smells, and tastes awesome!

Stop by the SoWal tent on Saturday, Feb. 16 and hang out with us, have a beverage, and register for some great prizes.


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