Lower Alabama Gumbo Festival postponed


ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Due to expected inclement weather, the Lower Alabama (LA) Gumbo Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 at The Wharf has been postponed.

Festival organizers plan on rescheduling the two-day event at a future date that is yet to be determined.

“The decision to reschedule this event was a tough call for everyone involved, but we must put the experience, safety and wellbeing of our festival guests above everything else,” said Bob Baumhower Head Gumbo Master and planner of the event. “We will regroup and set a new date that is best for all our participants, so people can enjoy the wonderful event we had planned for this weekend. So stay tuned.”

The two-day festival planned included a jammed pack weekend cooking up world’s largest pot of gumbo with world-renowned Chef John Folse from Louisiana along with other celebrity pot stirrers, live music, and most importantly, the gumbo cook-off.

The gumbo cook-off determines one the greatest rivalries in the South between Louisiana and Alabama, and who has the best.

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