January 25, 2014 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Opelousas
Opelousas, LA United States

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The 8th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off will kick off Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Frank's Downtown and Doran & Cawthorne Law Firm in Downtown Opelousas. Proceeds will help to benefit 8 month old Brynn Reviere, daughter of Shannon and Scott Reviere, of Port Barre, LA. Brynn is the granddaughter of Brian and Mona Stafford, Lisa and Wayne Chapman, and Marcus and Eva Reviere. She was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma on September 16, 2013 and remains under the care of a pediatric oncologist, receiving a two year course of treatment.

It will be a family, fun-filled event featuring a poker run, music, kid's activity area, silent and live auctions, delicious food, drinks, dancing and a plentiful supply of gumbo! The musical line-up will feature Southwinz, Josh DeViller, Ian Woodson, TJ Gautreaux & Louisiana Soul, Kylie Frey, Kristen Foreman, DJ Fuzzy, Clay & Cormier, & The Highway Boys, 3 Piece White, Blaine Roy & Second Wind, and Cory Landry.

While this is a free event, the entry fee to participate in the Cook-Off is $50. For a donation, spectators are invited to taste participants’ entries, once samples are turned in for judging. Prizes are awarded for First Place Champion, Second place, and Third Place. A specially designed Gumbo Cook-Off Champ Paddle will be passed from the prior year reigning First Place Champion to a new contender. Grounds open at 8AM, Kick Off Ceremony at 10AM, and Auction begins at 2PM, immediately followed by the Winners Ceremony. Music will continue throughout the day, until 6PM.