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
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 email@example.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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