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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.
Oakworth Capital Bank
Port City Rentals
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Cowles, Murphy, Glover & Associates
Barry A. Vittor & Assoc. Inc.
Alabama Port Authority
Oil Recovery Company
e-worc marketing & advertising
Hooks Marine Terminal
Advanced Technical Staffing
Norton Lilly International
Page & Jones
Mobile Bar Pilots
Gumbo Cook-off Teams
|Booth Number||Booth Number|
|1||Parker Towing Company||11||Page & Jones (Hot Dogs!)|
|2||Armbrecht Jackson||12||Page & Jones|
|3||Alabama Port Authority||13||Karl Senner, LLC|
|4||Hand, Arendall, Harrison, Sale||14||US Coast Guard ATC Mobile|
|6||Norton Lilly International||16||Crescent Towing|
|7||The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.||17||Core Industries|
|8||Lewis Pest Control||18||Oil Recovery Co|
|9||Catholic Maritime Ministry||26||Seabulk Towing|
|10||Mobile Bar Pilots, LLC||27||APM Terminals|
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.