Since 1993, the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off is the best way to experience Mardi-Gras and Cajun cuisine in Manitou! Come fill your bellies, warm your bones and cheer on competitors at this year’s annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off in Manitou Springs!
Enjoy samples of gumbo from professional chefs and amateur cooks to help determine who has the best gumbo! What is Gumbo? Gumbo is a Cajun soup that contains roux and dried sassafras, Okra, seasonings and usually contains a variety of meats such as chicken, seafood, or sausage. Sometimes rice can be found in gumbo as well.
Competitors ranging from amateur cook to professional chef will face-off in Soda Springs Park to see who will become the reigning Gumbo Champion. Each division competes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as “Best Showmanship” and “People’s Choice” Award. All winners are determined by the public.
The judging and public tastings begin at 10:45 am. Cost is only $1.00 for two samples of gumbo. Be sure to stick around until 1:00 PM for the Carnivale Parade in downtown Manitou Springs. Free beads are guaranteed to liven the Carnivale spirit. Don’t miss out on this fun weekend!
Even though Avalon Valley Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colorado provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Saturday, March 2, 2019—10:30 AM
Event Venue Location:
Soda Springs Park
42 Park Avenue
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829