October 14-15, 2017
Beginning Saturday, October 14th, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will host its 28th annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-off. Taking over historical downtown Main Street, the two-day event features the coming together of locals and visitors to celebrate Cajun cuisine and music. The main event happens Sunday, October 15th with 100 teams competing to call themselves champions with the best gumbo in the world.
Saturday is fondly dubbed “Cajun Creole Foodfest with teams cooking their favorite Cajun and Creole dishes for lunch, including two mini-competitions taking place Meanest Beans and Youth Gumbo Cook-off throughout the day.
Music artists Chubby Carrier, Hwy 90, Two in the Chamber, Jaryd Lane, Jason Miller Band, Geno Delafosse, and Roddie Romero will be performing at the pavilion. Please check out our Facebook for the schedule and updates.
The main event happens on Sunday with the competition and judging of over 100+ types of gumbos throughout the day. Teams are divided between professional and amateur and are required to cook a minimum of 60 quarts. Visitors can try as many types of gumbos as their hearts desire.