Fill your bellies, warm your bones and cheer on competitors at this year’s annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off in Soda Springs Park (35 Park Ave.) in Manitou Springs on March 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. Competitors ranging from amateur cook to professional chef will face-off in Soda Springs Park to see who will become the reigning Gumbo Champion. Each division competes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as “Best Showmanship” and “People’s Choice” Award. All winners are determined by the public.
The cost is only $1.00 for two samples of gumbo. Awards and the announcement of the new gumbo champion will start at noon. Be sure to stick around until 1:00 p.m. for the Carnivale Parade in downtown Manitou Springs. Free beads are guaranteed to liven the Carnivale spirit.