43rd Bridge City Gumbo Festival

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43rd Bridge City Gumbo Festival

  • October 14-16, 2016
  • Address
    • 1701 Bridge City Ave.
    • Westwego, LA 70094
  • Admission
    • Children under 36 inches are FREE
    • $3 for everyone else
  • Times
    • Friday: 6pm - 11pm
    • Saturday: 10am - 11pm
    • Sunday: 11am - 9pm
  • Carnival Rides
    • Pay one Price Rides are $20.00 during the following times:
      • Friday: 6pm - Closing
      • Saturday: 12pm - 4pm & 6pm - Closing
      • Sunday: 12pm - 4pm & 6pm - Closing
  • Beautiful Child Contest
  • Gumbo Cooking Contest
  • Music
    • Friday
      • 6pm: Grand Opening with Gumbo Festival Reigning Royalty
      • 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Danny Alexander Blues Band
      • 9pm - 11pm: Boot Hill Band
    • Saturday
      • 12pm - 2pm: Quarter Note
      • 2:30pm - 4:30pm: Bucktown All-Stars
      • 5:45pm - 6:15pm: TADA! Young Artist Singers
      • 7pm - 8:30pm: Louisiana Leroux
      • 9pm -11pm: Lil Fats Jackson
    • Sunday
      • 11am - 2pm: Night Train
      • 2:30pm - 9pm: Ryan Foret Band & Swamp Pop Players

The Bridge City Gumbo Festival is a celebration of when Governor Edwin Edwards, in 1973, declared that Bridge City is the Gumbo Capital of the World.  The festival supports the Holy Guardian Angels Church.

Great Food: Gumbo, Red Beans, Jambalaya, Seafood Plates, Funnel Cakes, Hamburger, Hot Dogs and Pizza, homemade sweets to name a few.

Family Festival: large carnival rides and children’s games, in an enclosed safe environment.

FREE Gumbo Cooking contest on Saturday... Bring a gallon of your best gumbo and the list of its ingredients to the rectory before noon and a panel of judges will select the best gumbo.

For more information about the Bridge City Gumbo Festival, please visit their website.