Think your gumbo is the best? Put it to the test! Madisonville's Battle for the Paddle Gumbo Cook-off returns to the beautiful Madisonville Riverfront on January 22, 2022. Teams will compete for top award of "Best Gumbo" and prizes will be awarded.
Admission is free; purchase a $10 wristband to taste all gumbos and vote for your favorite! Wristband sales start at 10:30 a.m. and tastings are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Soft drinks and water will be available for purchase.
Get your team together and see if it gets voted Best Gumbo! Teams may enter for a $25 fee; $500 in cash prizes will be awarded ($250 and $125 to first and second place Judges' Choice, as well as $125 to People's Choice). Setup begins at 6 a.m., awards presented at 2:30. Call 985-237-8752 or email email@example.com to register.
Proceeds of the Madisonville Gumbo Cook-off will benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum.