Bridge City’s “World Famous” gumbo is cooked daily at the festival grounds, and over 2,000 gallons of both seafood and chicken/sausage gumbo will be prepared during the festival.


 A variety of other native Louisiana fare such as jambalaya, New Orleans-style red beans and rice with sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, fried seafood, homemade cakes and candies, funnel cakes and many other delicious surprises will also be available.

Live Music

With talented acts such as Nashville South, The Boogie Men, Kayla Woodson, and Louisiana Spice among many others in years past, the 2019 Gumbo Festival lineup will be one for the history books! This festival will be full of music from different genres suitable for many musical interests. 



& Haunted House

Every year, the Gumbo Festival prides itself in providing the best local rides, games and other attractions. Thrill-seeking attendees can take advantage of the pay-one-price bracelets, which cost $25 and permit unlimited rides for that particular day/night. There is a suitable amount of rides for kids and adults. 

For the second consecutive year, the Gumbo Festival will host a haunted house that will scare the socks off anyone who dares to enter. This attraction is a great way to enjoy the Halloween season! 

Gumbo Cooking Contest

Earn the bragging rights to crown your gumbo as the best!

It’s easy to participate! 

1.) Cook your best gallon of gumbo at home
2.) Bring the gumbo to the Church Rectory by 12 noon on Saturday 
3.) Bring along the list of ingredients
4.) Enjoy the festival while waiting for the winner to be announced on stage.




& Raffles

Parents are encouraged to enter their child into this year's Beautiful Child Contest! Girls twelve years or younger and boys five years or younger are eligible to participate. Dress code is "Sunday Best." Female winners will receive crown, banner and trophy. Male winners receive a scepter, banner and trophy. Admission to the contest is $5. There will be a raffle drawing that will select one $500 winner Saturday and Sunday.