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Nationally-Lauded Louisiana Gumbo Festival Salutes Regional Cuisine

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The Louisiana Gumbo Festival in Chackbay draws thousands of attendees each October for live music, children’s activities and samples of the state’s signature dish. In 2014, the festival was named one of the nation’s best Foodie and Brew Fall Festivals by Fox News and listed as a Top 100 Event for Group Travel in the U.S. and Canada by the American Bus Association. It has also been named a Top 20 pick by the Southeast Tourism Society. The family-friendly Gumbo Festival is held at the Chackbay Fairgrounds, about 10 minutes from Thibodaux.

Activities at the three-day festival include:

  • 5K race
  • Amusement park rides
  • Authentic gumbo made on site
  • Live auction
  • Live music and dancing featuring multiple bands playing blues, rock-and-roll, country, zydeco, Cajun and swamp pop
  • Parade