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Sandestin Gumbo Festival 2019

Sandestin Gumbo Festival 2019

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival returns for its 30th year this February at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. This winter food event is one of largest and most popular along the Florida’s Emerald Coast.

What: Sandestin Gumbo Festival

When: February 15 – 16, 2019

Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf

The ‘Seafood Boil Kick-Off Party’ starts the festival off on Friday, February 15th starting at 5pm at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille. Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille also features a beautiful dockside setting with live music to go along with the seafood.

The main event for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival starts on Saturday, February 16th at 12pm. You will have the opportunity to sample a variety a gumbo and vote to determine who you believe should be the ‘People’s Choice’ winner for 2019. Dewey Destin’s returns this year to defend their 2018 award for ‘People’s Choice’. The runner ups Crab Island Cantina and Slick Lips return as well along with other popular area restaurants to see if they can bring the title home this year. There will also be celebrity guests that will determine the ‘Area’s Best’.

A new competition has been added to the 30th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival. This year you will also have the opportunity to determine who should win the ‘Best Bloody Mary at the Beach” title.

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The restaurant line-up for this year’s Sandestin Gumbo Festival includes:
Bubba Gump – 2018 Veteran’s Award 2nd Place Tie
Cabana Café
Burnt Pine
Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grille
Crab Island Cantina – 2018 People’s Choice 2nd Place and Best Display
Harry T’s – 2018 Veteran’s Award 2nd Place Tie
Happy Hookers – 2018 Best Non Restaurant 2nd Place
Marina Bar & Grille – 2018 Veteran’s Award 1st Place
Marlin Grill
Gibson Catering – 2018 Best Non Restaurant 1st Place
Slick Lips – 2018 People’s Choice 3rd Place and Best New Participant
Sunset Bay
Boathouse Oyster Bar
John Wehner’s Village Door – 2018 Veteran’s Award 4th Place
Dewey Destin’s – 2018 People’s Choice 1st Place

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