A signature event each year in Mexico Beach



The 20th annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off arrives 10 a.m. CT Saturday, Feb. 17, in Parker Park.

The festivities continue until the gumbo is gone.

The day also includes live music, plenty of beverages and oh so much delicious gumbo, making it one of Mexico Beach’s signature events.

Gear up for a day of delicious gumbo and Brunswick stew, friendly competition, free Mardi Gras beads, music, prizes, and a whole lot of fun.

Admission to the event is free. Tickets will be available for purchase to sample one, two, or as many gumbos and stews as desired. There will also be hot dogs and sausages off the grill.

Those who desire to pursue the crown of 2018 Gumbo King, enter your team for the competition.

See full rules and contest form at www.mexicobeach.com.

Entry is free and forms are due Friday, Feb. 9.

All proceeds raised go toward the Special Events for Mexico Beach's Best Blast on the Beach Fourth of July fireworks show.