Gumbo Festival

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The Gumbo Festival is held in Bridge City, Louisiana.  Bridge City is located in Jefferson Parish in the Greater New Orleans Region of Louisiana.   Bridge City is known as the Gumbo Capital. During the festival over 2,000 gallons of  gumbo is prepared and served to individuals attending the various festival events.   Other Louisiana cuisines served include jambalaya, red-beans and rice, and festival foods like funnel cakes, hamburgers and candy.  Local and visiting bands perform daily.

Activities: Gumbo Cook-off, 5-k run across the Huey P Long Bridge, musical entertainment  featuring Cajun, Zydeco, Country, Jazz, Blues, and Rock

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