MB Gumbo Festival this weekend

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

The event organizers sell tickets for the feasts and refreshers.

One dollar buys one ticket, good enough for a taster’s cup of any gumbo or stew. Four tickets provide enough for a small eating cup and eight tickets a large bowl of the gumbo or stew of your choice.

The entertainment will be provided by Rockin’ Randall, a locally known musician, accompanied by everyone’s favorite saxophonist Art Long.

“It is going to be crazy,” Shoaf said of the Cook-Off. “It is going to be fun.”

The Gumbo Cook-Off is offered with a splash of Mardi Gras. Beads of many colors adorn the booths and those cooking are encouraged to get in the spirit of New Orleans at the height of Mardi Gras.

“We have tons of beads to give away,” Shoaf said. “We have people who really embrace Mardi Gras and that is always fun.”

The Gumbo Cook-Off is, along with fall’s Art and Wine Festival, the largest fundraiser of the year for the Mexico Beach Special Events Committee.

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