Louisiana Gumbo Festival

326 Highway 304
Thibodaux, LA 70301


Gumbo Festival History/Facts

- 2018 will mark the 47th Annual Festival
- During the 1970’s, then Governor Edwin Edwards signed a proclamation naming Chackbay the “Gumbo Capitol of Louisiana”
- Festival proceeds support the local Chackbay Volunteer Fire Department
- Volunteers cook nearly 500 gallons of Gumbo during the festival weekend
- Festival attracts over 15,000 visitors each year
- Festival features Cajun food, music, amusement rides, parade, auction, demonstrations, and much more
- Festival was previously named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association
- Festival was previously named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society

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