February 21-22, 2025

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Gumbo or Bloody Marys? Live Music or Kids Activities? Whatever your preference, the Sandestin Gumbo Festival has it all! One of the most beloved winter food events on the Emerald Coast, this lively two-day festival in The Village of Baytowne Wharf will leave you full, happy, and wanting more! Enjoy live music, family-friendly fun, and the greatest gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast

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The area's best chef's compete for gumbo bragging rights

Dark or Light Roux? Seafood, Sausage, or Chicken? This winter festival favorite is back for its 36th year! Gulf Coast restaurants will compete for the title of ‘Best Gumbo on the Emerald Coast.” Vote for your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner while celebrity judges deliberate over who will take home the top prize. The afternoon will also feature live music and children’s activities.


Back and better than ever! Sample entries from some the area’s finest bars and restaurants at The Best Bloody Mary at the Beach competition, and vote for your favorite to help them win the coveted title of “Best Bloody Mary at the Beach”!


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Gumbo Festival Package:

40% Off 2 Night Stays! Find the best value with discounted accommodation packages including tickets per adult to the Sandestin Gumbo Festival on Saturday.

Must be at least 21 years of age to be admitted into the event.
2 night minimum required

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