SANDESTIN GUMBO FESTIVAL, NORTHWEST FLORIDA'S FAVORITE WINTER FOOD FESTIVAL MAKES A FEW TASTEFUL CHANGES

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival with its new date and location, The Village of Baytowne Wharf on President's Day Weekend, means more music, food and fun for all, with net proceeds benefiting charities

DESTIN, FL, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - The 22nd Annual Gumbo Cook-off, now The Sandestin Gumbo Festival, returns for Florida's Emerald Coast's favorite winter food event hosted at The Village of Baytowne Wharf on February 18-19, offering an extended President's Day weekend of fun, food and live entertainment. 

"We invite everyone to join us in welcoming this treasured event to Baytowne Wharf for the first time," said John Russell, Sandestin resort chief and president of Sandestin Investments (SDI).  "Baytowne offers an ideal festival setting for our winter guests, weekend visitors and locals." 

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival begins with a "Taste of the Village," on Friday night at 6 p.m. and continues on Saturday with the Gumbo Cook-off from 12 to 4 p.m.  Festival attendees will sample gumbo and Bloody Marys from local restaurants and businesses, voting for the "People's Choice" awards.  Guests will also enjoy live Zydeco music, family entertainment and more. Celebrity judges, including representatives from Cooking with Paula Dean, NBC/WJHG-TV and others will also help determine the "Best" gumbo.

Tickets are $15 in advance.  For people purchasing "day of" tickets, the cost will be $25 with a $5 discount donating five non-perishable items. Advance tickets are on sale now at www.sandestin.com/gumbo.  A portion of the net proceeds will benefit United Way agencies. Businesses interested in entering the cook-off, e-mail contact@baytownewharf.com for entry details. 

For guests wanting deluxe and discount accommodations, conveniently located near the event, call 877/496-0634 or visit www.sandestin.com

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast.  The resort offers 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods with 1,400 accommodations. The resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife. Visit www.sandestin.com.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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