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World Championship Gumbo Cookoff

  • Bouligny Plaza 102 West Main Street New Iberia, LA, 70560 United States (map)

Beginning Saturday, October 8th, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will host its 27th annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-off. Taking over historical downtown Main Street, the two-day event features the coming together of locals and visitors to celebrate Cajun cuisine and music. The main event happens Sunday, October 9th with 100 teams competing to call themselves ‘champions” with the best gumbo in the world.


Friday night is dedicated to our local families with family movie
night under the Pavilion while crews and teams are gearing up for
Saturday and Sunday.


Saturday is fondly dubbed "Cajun Creole Foodfest” with teams cooking
their favorite Cajun and Creole dishes for lunch, including two
mini-competitions taking place – Meanest Beans and Youth Gumbo Cook-off
throughout the day. The main event happens on Sunday with the competition and judging of over 100+ types of gumbos throughout the day. Teams are divided between professional and amateur and are required to cook a minimum of 60 quarts. Visitors can try as many types of gumbos as their hearts desire.  Several music artists will be performing.

Admission is free!! Visit their Facebook page for more information at

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