In 1973, Governor Edwin Edwards proclaimed Bridge City, LA the "Gumbo Capital of the World" which began the annual celebration of the Gumbo Festival. From humble beginnings, the festival has grown into one of the most popular festivals in Louisiana.
A variety of delectable Louisiana cuisine, as well as the all-time American favorites, are found at the Gumbo Festival. In addition to the very best gumbo in the world, the visitor can enjoy jambalaya, New Orleans style red beans & rice with sausage, juicy hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, onion mums, homemade cakes, candy, ice cream and much more!
Continuous live entertainment on an outdoor stage with a dance floor assures you a most pleasant visit to the Gumbo Festival. You will enjoy Cajun, Country, Zydeco, Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll music. Kids will enjoy the many carnival rides and games. Shop numerous types of arts & crafts booth.
The Gumbo Capital of the World honors its royalty with a weekend celebrating festival queens from throughout the state of Louisiana. See King Creole Gumbo and Miss Creole Gumbo's formal coronation.