Special to 30A Food & Wine
Feb. 13, 2023
SANDESTIN – The Sandestin Gumbo Festival is one of the most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast where the area’s best chefs compete for bragging rights with gumbo and Bloody Mary showdowns. The festival returns to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for a weekend of festivities and delicious food on Feb. 24 to 25.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, Feb. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a delicious seafood boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille, complete with live music and great company. At noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, The Village will come alive with live music and funky beats from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, tons of family-friendly activities and the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast.
Accommodations are available at nearby Hotel Effie, a pet-friendly hotel with on-site restaurants and spa; Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, which offers a special Gumbo Festival package using code FLFGPT at checkout; or Osprey Pointe, a spacious condo complete with separate bedrooms.