Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-off this weekend


The 16th annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-off will be held at Sunset Park on Feb. 15. All proceeds raised will help fund the Best Blast on the Beach fireworks display on July 4.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 09:24 AM.

Prepare to eat.

Some 30 chefs will compete this Saturday for the title of Gumbo King in the 16th Annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off!

The event takes place at Sunset Park beginning at 10 a.m. CT and lasting until all the gumbo and Brunswick stew runs out.

Tickets will be available for purchase onsite and will allow guests to sample the competing gumbos and Brunswick stews.

Barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks will be served as alternatives and live music from Konkrete Soul will fill the beach.

“This event is one of the highlights for Mexico Beach,” said Kimberly Shoaf, president of the Mexico Beach Community Development Council. “We draw in record-breaking crowds every year.

“The Gumbo Cook-Off allows families to come spend the day at the beach with live music and all the gumbo you can eat.”

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