New Iberia annual okra cook-off: October 9 and 10
New Iberia’s 31st Annual Gumbo Cook-Off World Championship, “The Wizard of Roux”, will be held in person this weekend, October 9-10 at Bouligny Plaza.
The Grand Iberia Chamber of Commerce announced in February that it would resume competition after the COVID season impacted many events around Acadiana.
Okra lovers can enjoy the two-day festival as dozens of teams compete against each other to see who takes home the trophies in the cooking categories: Amateur Chicken & Sausage, Amateur Seafood, Amateur Mix, Professional Seafood and non-professional seafood.
Cooking time :
11h00-15h00 Cajun Creole Food Fest & Meanest Beans Cookoff
15:00 Gumbo Cookoff for young people
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This Is Good Cooking Demonstration – Victor’s Cafeteria, 109 W. Main St.
Service at 11:00 a.m. Gumbo Cookoff
Kitchen fans can show their support for their team by helping them win the FAN FAVORITE Award. The winners will be announced on Sunday with the other winners at the awards ceremony. The public can vote as much as they want. Every dollar equals one vote: www.IberiaChamber.org.
Some of Acadiana’s best local bands will be on their line-up:
10:30 am – 1:00 pm Cajun company
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Full circle
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Geno Delafose and French Rockin ‘Boogie
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Marsh Renaissance
A 5K Roux Run will take place at 8:00 a.m.
For more information, click here.
Bouligny Plaza is located at 128 W Main Street in New Iberia.
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