Gumbo Cookoff to be held this Saturday

CROWLEY – Fall Fest, hosted by the Crowley Chamber of Commerce, Crowley Main Street, and title sponsor AT &T, is continuing this weekend with a number of events.

Today, November 14, events will kick off with Main Street Alive on the grounds of the Enterprise Center. Enjoy the sounds of Leon Chavis and The Zydeco Flames from 6 p.m. -9 p.m., followed by Damon Troy and Party Time from 9-11 p.m.

On Saturday, November 15, the Chamber’s 5th annual Gumbo Cook-off will debut in its new location on the grounds of the Enterprise Center. The morning will begin with a poker run where riders will visit locations throughout Acadiana and return to the cook-off to try their hand at $500 in cash prizes. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with riders departing at 9 a.m.

When gumbo preparations begin at noon, Main Street Market and Kids Day Out will be well underway. There will be activities for kids of all ages including a petting zoo, fun jumps, face painting, pony rides, train rides and more. Adults can visit the merchants who will participate in an extended version of market day offering children’s clothing, jewelry, homemade goods and much more. Barbecue hamburgers and other concessions will be available throughout the day.

By 4 p.m., the gumbo will be ready for judging and available for sampling. More than 20 teams are expected to compete in this year’s cook-off. Registration for the cook-off will be accepted through Friday November 7. At 4:30 p.m., Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns will take the stage, followed by Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie from 7 p.m. -10 p.m.

For more information regarding Fall Fest events, call the Chamber at 788-0177, or Crowley Main Street at 788-4123. You can also find complete information and registration forms on the Chamber’s website, www.crowleychamber.com or www.louisianamain2main.org.

In addition to AT&T, the Chamber would like to thank the following businesses for their support of Fall Fest: Platinum Sponsor, FDF; Gold Sponsors, Broussard, Poche’, Lewis & Breaux, Cajun Country Rice, City of Crowley, CLECO, H&H Electrical Service, Southwind Senior Community; Silver Sponsors, Bank of Commerce, Dugas, Soileau & Breaux, Enterprise Fleet Management, Evangeline Bank, Fezzo’s, First National Bank, Iberia Bank, Shop Rite/Tobacco Plus, and Stine.

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