Opelousas Gumbo Cook-Off

January 27, 2024

The annual Opelousas Gumbo Cook-Off held the last Saturday in January heats up with live music, a kids’ activity area, both silent and live auctions, food, drinks, dancing, and lots of gumbo. While this is a free event, the entry fee to participate in the cook-off is $50. Prizes are awarded for first place champion, second place, and third place. In addition, a specially designed Gumbo Cook-Off Champ Paddle will be passed from the reigning champ to a new contender. Winners of the cook-off will be announced at 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit a local child and family who are burdened with medical and related expenses.

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