Bridge City Gumbo Festival
Jefferson Parish’s oldest festival began as a small church fair in 1973. That is the year Gov. Edwin W. Edwards proclaimed Bridge City. “The Gumbo Capitol of the World” and the festival has continued to grow ever since!
Held in October every year, volunteers will be preparing over 2,000 gallons of seafood as well as chicken and sausage gumbo throughout the festival. And there’s more than just gumbo…enjoy other delicious Louisiana cuisine like jambalaya and red beans and rice as well as more traditional festival food like hamburgers and hot dogs. There are craft booths, carnival rides, game booths, live music and lots of family-friendly fun!
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