On September 28, 2013, the International Gumbo Festival is officially returning to Jackson. The event will include a gumbo cook-off, blind judging to name the “International Gumbo Festival Champion”, and fantastic live music throughout the day.
The International Gumbo Festival was established in 1992. The festival moved its home to Smith Park in 1995 and remained there until 2003. Now, ten years later, the festival will return to that same location, the family-friendly green space in the heart of Jackson.
In the past, the festival hosted major acts such as Three Dog Night, David Allan Coe, and Bad Company. This year’s lineup includes The Wild Magnolias, Honey Island Swamp Band, Good Enough For Good Times, Star & Micey, Jimbo Mathus & Tri-State Coalition, and Southern Halo.
The revival of the International Gumbo Festival is exciting for Jackson, especially with such a special beneficiary, the Harold T. and Hal White Memorial Scholarship.
For tickets and more information on the festival, including cooking team registration information, please visit the official website at www.jacksongumbo.com. Stay connected with the Gumbo Festival at www.facebook.com/InternationalGumboFestival.
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For more information about top events in Mississippi take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Mississippi.