Think of all the great gumbo that's going to get cooked on February 14th at the Lake Charles Civic Center. If you're a lover of great gumbo, this is a must see event.

It's also a great fundraiser for Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana.

Here are the details on the World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off

The event is Saturday, February 14 at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall. The fun, gumbo and music will be cooking from 8 a.m. -2 p.m.


Gumbo contestants begin cooking at 7:30 a.m., and judging is at 11:30 a.m, with gumbo served immediately afterward until 1:30 p.m. In addition to scrumptious food, there will be festive music.

There are three categories: chicken and sausage, seafood and wild game, and there are amateur and professional divisions. Admission is $5, and gumbo-lovers will be able to sample from all the different gumbo pots.