MB Gumbo Festival this weekend

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

Tim Croft |The Star


Gumbo time arrives at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday in Mexico Beach.

The 15th annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-off will take place Saturday at Sunset Park with plenty of gumbo and Brunswick stew for the tasting, purchasing and just plain savoring.

“We have 23 teams signed up and I am hoping to wrangle some new ones before Saturday,” said Kimberly Shoaf, executive director of the Mexico Beach Community Development Corporation. “We have seven new entrants and that is very exciting. I love the new entries.”

In addition to the gumbo, the subject of intense judging for the top three finishers, there will be plenty of Brunswick stew, so good it has a category of awards all its own.

In addition, Shoaf said, there will barbecue sandwiches, sausage sandwiches and hot dogs for sale as well as beer and wine to wet the whistle.

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