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World Championship Gumbo Cookoff

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Every 2nd weekend in October. Family oriented food festival in historic downtown New Iberia. Music all weekend. Roux Run Saturday 8 a.m. (5K and one mile Fun Run). Anything but gumbo mid-day Saturday. The “Battle of the Roux’s” on Sunday–gumbo serving at 11 a.m. Awards mid afternoon. Register for Roux Run at


Admission: No
Oct 14, 2017     11:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Oct 15, 217        10:AM to 3:30 PM
Bouligny Plaza
102 W. Main St.
New Iberia
(337) 364-1836


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.



Easiest route- Drive into Iberia Parish on Hwy 90 (future corridor i-49), Hwy 182, Hwy 31 or Hwy 14. Roll your window down—INHALE and follow your nose to downtown New Iberia. Aroma should get stronger as you get closer.
For those of you who prefer to use GPS, the location of the Cookoff is, 100 West Main Street, New Iberia, Louisiana, 70560. It is in Bouligny Plaza in the downtown commercial historic district. You can’t miss it!


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