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. Sponsors Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor Beverage SponsorSteiner Construction Entertainment SponsorOakworth Capital Bank T-Shirt SponsorsPort City RentalsCrescent TowingHyundai GlovisHand Arendall Harrison SaleCowles, Murphy, Glover & Associates Barry A. Vittor & Assoc. Inc.Alabama Port AuthorityOil Recovery CompanyArmbrecht Jacksone-worc marketing & advertisingHost Agency Coca-ColaHooks Marine TerminalParker TowingCore IndustriesThompson CATAdvanced Technical Staffing Calagaz PrintingBurr FormanNorton Lilly InternationalPage & JonesMobile Bar Pilots Gumbo Cook-off Teams Booth NumberBooth Number1Parker Towing Company11Page & Jones (Hot Dogs!) 2Armbrecht Jackson12Page & Jones3Alabama Port Authority13Karl Senner, LLC4Hand, Arendall, Harrison, Sale14US Coast Guard ATC Mobile5Alabama Shipyard15OHC6Norton Lilly International16Crescent Towing7The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.17Core Industries8Lewis Pest Control18Oil Recovery Co9Catholic Maritime Ministry 26Seabulk Towing10Mobile Bar Pilots, LLC27APM Terminals If you need any additional information, please contact: Tami Bell-Dembski: email@example.com | 251-525-1021 or Wendy Crocker: firstname.lastname@example.org | 251-680-7716 Click here to download the flyer and details. 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.