Not Your Mama's Gumbo Cook-off
    Dates: March 12, 2022
    Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Price: Free admission, $10 for tasting wristband
    Location: Abita Springs Trailhead Park
    Address: 22049 Main St., Abita Springs, LA 70420
    Phone: (985) 892-0711

Join Keep Abita Beautiful at the Abita Springs Trailhead Park on Saturday, March 12, 2022 for Not Your Mama's Gumbo Cook-off, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This event was rescheduled from January 2022 to the second Saturday in March.

Line up at 9:30 a.m. to get your $10 gumbo tasting wristband for 5 People’s Choice tickets to pick your favorite gumbos! Additional tickets for People’s Choice are $1 each. Gumbo tasting begins at 11 a.m. Keep Abita Beautiful will be raffling off a Weber Q 1200 Black 8500-BTU 189-square-inch portable gas grill, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tickets are $1. Winner must be present to win!

Judging for Individual Home Cooks starts at 1:30 p.m. and Teams at 1:45 p.m. First, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Taster’s Choice and People’s Choice in each category will receive a poster by artist John Preble.

In addition to gumbo, side items and drinks will be sold by fellow non-profits and civic groups from Abita Springs; the Trailhead Museum will sell beer, the Abita Springs Garden Club will sell hotdogs and chips for kids, Abita Springs Friends of The Park will sell potato salad and soft drinks, and Abita Springs Women’s Society will sell water and baked goodies.

Money raised from gumbo sales will help pay for beautification projects, glass recycling, litter cleanups and educational programs.

Rain Location: Abita Springs Town Hall

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  • Free admission, $10 for tasting wristband