|World Championship Gumbo Cookoff |
Beginning Saturday, October 14th,
the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will host its 28th annual
World Championship Gumbo Cook-off. Taking over historical downtown Main Street,
the two-day event features the coming together of locals and visitors to celebrate
Cajun cuisine and music. The main event happens Sunday, October 15th
with 100 teams competing to call themselves ‘champions” with the best gumbo in
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, Hwy 90,
Two in the Chamber, Jaryd Lane, Jason Miller Band, Geno Delafosse, and Roddie
Romero will be performing at the pavilion. Please check out our Facebook for
the schedule and updates.
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
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!