Gumbo Time Along Gulf Coast
We love community museums and are especially proud of the happenings at the Destin History and Fishing Museum. Â One of our favorite fundraisers for the museum is the annual gumbo contest, slated for Saturday, January 31. Â Area restaurants and individuals will compete for the coveted title of best gumbo. Â You are invited to sample the gumbo and select a winner for the Peopleâ€™s Choice Award. Â Tickets are available in advance for $10 at the museum or $12 at the door. The event will also feature a silent auction. Â All the food and fun will be held from 11-2 at the Destin Community Center.
This winter festival favorite is back – itâ€™s the 26th year for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Â You will get the chance to sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the â€śPeopleâ€™s Choiceâ€ť winner. Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the â€śAreaâ€™s Best,â€ť and award the most creative set-up as â€śBest Display.â€ť Gulf Coasts restaurants will be featured along with live music and childrenâ€™s activities. Tickets to Saturdayâ€™s main event are available now for $20/$30 the day of the event. Â The gumbo cook-off will take place Saturday, February 14, from noon until 4 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Sandestin Foundation for Kids, an organization that assists children in need in our community.