MB Gumbo Festival this weekend

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

Net proceeds from the two events help fund the city’s Fourth of July Fireworks each year.

The Gumbo Cook-Off has more than secured its share of the fireworks haul.

“When we started out the event couldn’t even fill the grass area at Sunset Park and there were six entrants and three of those were people on the Special Events committee just out cooking,” Shoaf said. “As it has grown the fireworks have grown.”

This year, the Gumbo Cook-Off is being held on the same weekend as the SEA Art Walk in Mexico Beach (see related article this page.)

The SEA Art walk will have a number of local artists featuring their work up and down U.S. Highway 98. That event starts at noon and Shoaf said folks could have some gumbo and beer at Sunset Park, walk down the highway and view the art and come back for more stomach-filling goodies.

“They are really complimentary events,” Shoaf said. “They enhance our event and we enhance theirs. It will be a fun day to be in Mexico Beach.”


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