|Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off|
|Mardi Gras Carnival Parade|
2011 MUMBO JUMBO GUMBO COOK-OFF in Manitou Springs
A bit of New Orleans comes to Manitou Springs on Saturday, March 5, 2011 in Soda Springs Park, in Historic Manitou Springs. Fabulous Chefs competing with their secret recipes! Gumbo begins cooking at 8:00 am. Judging begins at 10:45 with public tastings following the judging until 1Pm (or when the Gumbo runs out!). There is no entry fee for contestants and winners will receive cash prizes & trophies. There is a Professional Division and Amateur Division. Competition is limited to 20 total entries & pre-registration is required. Contestant entry applications are due to the Manitou Chamber by 5 pm on Friday, February 25.
Public Tastings are only two for $1.00.
After the Gumbo Cook Off the Annual Mardi Gras Carnivale Parade will begin up Manitou Avenue starting at Memorial Park. This years theme is "Dancing in the Street" Participation in the parade is free…. Just arrive at Memorial Park starting at noon. No Motorized Vehicles Allowed!
Lodging Special at Eastholme in the Rockies. Mumbo Jumbo 10% Discount for two or more nights. Enjoy the festival in Manitou Springs and relax at Eastholme in the Rockies.
Eastholme in the Rockies
A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901 or 800.672.9901
Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers