World Championship Gumbo Cookoff



Beginning Friday, October 9th, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will host its 26th annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-off. Taking over historical downtown Main Street, the three-day event features the coming together of locals and visitors to celebrate Cajun cuisine and music. The main event happens Sunday, October 11th with 100 teams competing to call themselves ‘champions” with the best gumbo in the world.

Friday night is dedicated to our local families with family movie night under the Pavilion while crews and teams are gearing up for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday is fondly dubbed "Cajun Creole Foodfest” with teams cooking their favorite Cajun and Creole dishes for lunch, including two mini-competitions taking place – Meanest Beans and Youth Gumbo Cook-off throughout the day. Music artists Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley & the Bayou Swamp Band, The Revelers, will be playing with Pine Leaf Boys closing on the bayou Saturday night.

The main event happens on Sunday with the competition and judging of over 100+ types of gumbos throughout the day. Teams are divided between professional and amateur and are required to cook a minimum of 60 quarts. Visitors can try as many types of gumbos as their hearts desire. Geno Delafose and Roddie Romero are providing dancing tunes for the day.           



 Easiest route- Drive into Iberia Parish on Hwy 90 (future corridor i-49), Hwy 182, Hwy 31 or Hwy 14. Roll your window down---INHALE and follow your nose to downtown New Iberia. Aroma should get stronger as you get closer.
For those of you who prefer to use GPS, the location of the Cookoff is, 100 West Main Street, New Iberia, Louisiana, 70560. It is in Bouligny Plaza in the downtown commercial historic district. You can't miss it!




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