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Congratulations to the 2024 Winners!

January 13, 2024 - Cameron Fairgrounds


6:00 a.m.           

Contestants arrive and set up (Must have entry fees

paid before entering the tent)


6:30 a.m.           

Cooking begins

11:00 a.m.   

Samples ready to be submitted to judges


11:30 a.m.

Public invited to come to the tasting

4:30 p.m.           

Gumbo Cook-Off Awards - Stage Area


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Cooking locations- All teams will be cooking on site; Tables and a tent will be provided for the event and spots are first come first served.

Cooking and ingredients- Cooks must supply their own ingredients, supplies, utensils to prepare and serve 20 people (minimum).Cooks may use their own recipes but must use the following meats from any division: seafood, chicken, or wild game. ALL FOOD PREPARATION MUST BE DONE ON SITE. You may want to bring your own water to cook with and your beverage of choice. A Champion will be selected for each division in one of the following categories:

Seafood Division, Poultry Division, Wild Game Division 

An Overall Champion will be selected from the three divisions.

Judging-Gumbo samples will only be taken at 11:00 a.m.

You will be provided with a bowl for your sample. Your team/individual number will be written on the bowl.  Judges are local celebrities and cooks. They will not know the names of the teams of the bowls being served.

Clean up-Each entrant will be responsible for cleaning up his station. Trash cans will be available throughout the area.


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