Press Release
Sept. 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Gumbo Cookoff Offering Free Shuttle for Festival! 
NEW IBERIA, La. -- The 27th Annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff will have a free shuttle available on Sun., Oct. 9, 2016. This shuttle will be busing visitors from Musson Patout Automotive on 214 W. Hwy. 90/Frontage Rd. to the corner of French and Main Street in New Iberia.

This shuttle bus has been made possible by a partnership with Acadiana Regional Airport and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Transportation Services.  

A full list of times for the pick-up and drop off locations can be found below, on the Gumbo Cookoff Facebook page Facebookcom/WorldChampionshipGumboCookoff and in the Gumbo Cookoff brochure for the event. Copies of the brochure are available at the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce office located at 111 W. Main St. in New Iberia and at the Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.  

Taking over historical downtown Main Street, the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is a two-day event bringing together locals and visitors to celebrate Cajun cuisine and music. Saturday is fondly dubbed "Cajun Creole Foodfest" with teams cooking their favorite Cajun and Creole dishes for lunch, including two mini-competitions taking place - Meanest Beans and Youth Gumbo Cookoff throughout the day. The main event happens Sunday, Oct. 9, with 100 teams competing to call themselves "champions" with the best gumbo in the world. Now in its 27th year, the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff has proven itself to be the premiere gumbo cooking competition in the country.

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The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742