Inaugural Gumbo Fest

200 E Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, MS 39501
  • Dates: November 19, 2022

This one-of-a-kind event is to establish a festival filled with culture and entertainment for the whole family!

The Gumbo Fest will feature non-stop activities and entertainment throughout the day including a Stir Da Roux Gumbo Cook-Off, where homegrown and seasoned chefs vie for the coveted title of “Best Overall Gumbo”, including cash prizes and trophies.

A friendly competition will take place as our Coast Mayors will be pitted against each other for the Mayor’s Cup during the Stir Da Roux Gumbo Cook-Off! Along the Coast, everyone’s mama’s gumbo recipe is the best of the best! Here is where the rubber meets the road at our People’s Choice Tasting, and everyone can sample and vote for who has the best one!

Throughout the day, you’ll be able to shop for art and other collectibles from renowned regional artists, groove to music from Grammy-winning Cedric Burnside, Amanda Shaw, Bon Bon Vivant and Blackwater Brass, and taste cuisine from some of the Coast’s best food vendors! Gumbo Fest is free to attend and appropriate for all ages! 

The City of Gulfport and Gulfport Mainstreet Association has partnered to create the first ever Gumbo Fest, presented by Mitchell Distributing and Chandeleur Brewing Company!