Gumbo Cook-Off Benefiting The Nourish Coalition

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever Gumbo Cook-Off! Stay tuned for details about the 2025 event!

Bastrop County Cares – Nourish Coalition in partnership with the City of Bastrop, invite you to join us for the First Ever Gumbo Cook-Off on Saturday, February 3, 2024 on the streets of downtown Bastrop – along Water Street and Pine Street. The Cook-Off is in conjunction with Bastrop’s 2024 Mardi Gras Celebration. All proceeds from this event will benefit Bastrop County Care’s NOURISH Coalition, a nonprofit collaborative whose mission is to collectively create a healthier, more sustainable, and just food system to improve the lives of people in Bastrop County and surrounding communities. For more information please contact Bastrop County Cares representatives: Krissy Voutas – [email protected] , 512-409-3116. To register a team or sponsor the event, please scroll down.


The Cook-Off will begin at 8:00am sharp and judging will begin at 12:00pm. The entry fee for each team (up to four members) is $100. There will be three prizes awarded by judges for Best Overall in the Cook-Off.
Cook-Off Rules and Regulations

2024 Winners

Judges Winners:
1st Place – Boggy Bayou Festival
2nd Place – Gardeners Roux
3rd Place – Dat Creole Cook-Off Team

People’s Choice:
Boggy Bayou Festival


Best Overall: 1st Place – $200 and a trophy
2nd Place -$150 and a trophy
3rd place – $100 and a trophy
People’s Choice Award – trophy and free entry for 2025 Gumbo Cook-Off

Thank you to our 2024 Ça c’est bon! Sponsors

Taste the Gumbo

Everyone can enjoy the tastiness that is our Gumbo Cook-Off.

We’ll have a People’s Choice Award! Vote for your favorite gumbo entry! Purchase a tasting wristband at the event for $10