There’s a Gumbo Cookoff & Festival y’all. Yum!

How about all you can try gumbo (while supplies last) at this festival!

The Logansport riverfront will come alive with the smells of Cajun cuisine on Saturday October 12, 2019. Teams from all over plan to cook it out at the Battle of the Paddle at the 3rd Annual Northwest Louisiana Gumbo Cookoff & Festival. Teams start their Cajun cookery at 7:00am. Gates open to the public at 10:00am. Purchasing a day pass allows visitors to sample all of the gumbo while supplies last starting at 11:30am. The main competition focuses on chicken and sausage gumbo. This year organizers created a second competition for seafood gumbo, jambalaya, chili and more. For those who might not care for gumbo, food vendors plan to sell a wide variety of cuisines.

Gumbo Cookoff & Festival

In addition to the gumbo, attendees will be treated to Gyth Rigdon. He’s the runner-up on Season 16 of  NBC’s The Voice. The Singer, La. native take the Kiss Country Riverfront Stage at 12:30pm. Following Rigdon’s performance will be Lucas Jagneaux and the Road Show at 3:30pm. Winners of the gumbo cookoff are announced at 3:00pm.

Other events scheduled include Cracklin Demonstrations throughout the day and fireworks at 7:00pm. Wander around to see the incredible decorations at the team tents.


The Northwest Louisiana Gumbo Cookoff & Festival invites the whole family out for a day of great gumbo, incredible music and so much more. Make sure you like and follow the event on Facebook. The Krewe of Demeter, Krewe of Aquarius and The Logansport Festival and Lighting Committee presents this annual event.