Skip to content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

25th Annual Rufus B. Lee Gumbo Cook-Off

2022,May 20 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm CDT

The Propeller Club, Port of Mobile, will host the 25th Annual Rufus B. Lee Gumbo Cook-Off at Cooper Riverside Park on May 20, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  The Gumbo Cook-off recognizes National Maritime Day, a day annually set aside to recognize America’s maritime industry, and especially those who serve at sea.  The Gumbo Cook-off celebrates Mobile’s waterfront, on the waterfront, which serves as the featured attraction for the event from scenic Cooper Riverside Park. The Cook-off also highlights GulfQuest, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, and all proceeds from the event will go to support GulfQuest.

The Gumbo Cook-off will feature maritime displays, activities for kids, music, and, of course GUMBO!  Tickets to attend are $15 for 13 and over, and will include gumbo, beer and soft drinks. Registered teams will compete for the best tasting gumbo as decided by a distinguished panel of judges. Food service establishments have the option to participate non-competitively with recipe samples other than gumbo.

KIDS ACTIVITIES:  GulfQuest will have games and art projects for kids. Free hot dogs and popcorn will be available while supplies last (for kids of all ages).

There are three ways to participate in the Gumbo Cook-Off (and you can participate in any or all):  as an Attendee, as a Sponsor, and as a Team.

Team Registration $200: Make sure to choose your tent spot when registering your team. When registering, teams will select their 15’x15’ space on the waterfront. Please note this allows for a typical 10’x10’ popup style tent with nearly 2’ on either side between your tent and the next tent.
Please note that tent location is subject to adjustment pending the number of teams.


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Beverage Sponsor
Steiner Construction

Entertainment Sponsor
Oakworth Capital Bank

T-Shirt Sponsors
Port City Rentals
Crescent Towing
Hyundai Glovis
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Cowles, Murphy, Glover & Associates

Barry A. Vittor & Assoc. Inc.
Alabama Port Authority
Oil Recovery Company
Armbrecht Jackson
e-worc marketing & advertising
Host Agency

Hooks Marine Terminal
Parker Towing
Core Industries
Thompson CAT
Advanced Technical Staffing

Calagaz Printing
Burr Forman
Norton Lilly International
Page & Jones
Mobile Bar Pilots

Gumbo Cook-off Teams

Booth NumberBooth Number
1Parker Towing Company11Page & Jones (Hot Dogs!)
2Armbrecht Jackson12Page & Jones
3Alabama Port Authority13Karl Senner, LLC
4Hand, Arendall, Harrison, Sale14US Coast Guard ATC Mobile
5Alabama Shipyard15OHC
6Norton Lilly International16Crescent Towing
7The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.17Core Industries
8Lewis Pest Control18Oil Recovery Co
9Catholic Maritime Ministry 26Seabulk Towing
10Mobile Bar Pilots, LLC27APM Terminals

If you need any additional information, please contact:
Tami Bell-Dembski: | 251-525-1021 or Wendy Crocker: | 251-680-7716

Click here to download the flyer and details.

Cooper Riverside Park

101 S Water St
Mobile, Alabama 36602 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Purchase Tickets

Online ticket sales are open until May 17th at 5 PM, but we will have tickets available at the gate. You can also purchase t-shirts online with your tickets. We have three spots left if you haven’t signed your team up.


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking “Get Tickets” will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available