Third annual Gumbo Cook-off set for Saturday

Published 10:56 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Ready to prove you make the best gumbo around?

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting the 3rd annual Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday, November 10, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion.

With the competition just days away, there is still time to enter the contest and prove you have the best-kept gumbo recipe.
In celebration of Veterans Day, the event will begin at 1 p.m. with the Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, and recognition of veterans according to the various military branches served.
In an effort to promote tourism, the Gumbo Cook-off will include live entertainment by Clay Cormier and the Highway Boys beginning at 2 p.m. and Gyth Rigdon beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Clay Cormier and the Highway Boys is a six-piece country rock band from Arnaudville, Louisiana.

Gyth Rigdon is no ordinary Louisiana country boy. He mixes southern rock, Country, and soul into a unique musical experience mixed with his down-home roots that are sure to turn a head and thrill the crowd, according to his Facebook page.

The Gumbo Cook-off is free to the public.  Coolers are welcome. No dogs or pets will be allowed at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion.
For additional information concerning entry to compete in the Gumbo Cook-off, please contact the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011 or 409-883-1010.