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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Seafood Boil Kick-off Party at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille

Friday, February 19th – 5 – 7 p.m.

Mark your calendars for our official kickoff for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Kick-off the weekend at Hammerhead’s bar & Grille with a delicious Seafood Boil served with boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, and sausage. Only $15 a plate! Also enjoy LIVE music starting at 4pm.

THE MAIN EVENT

Saturday, February 20th starting at 12 p.m.

This winter festival favorite is back for the 32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival.  Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best.” Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music from Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe and children’s activities. The Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach competition is BACK! Sponsored by Bombora Vodka, taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”! This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.

ACCOMMODATIONS

GET 40% OFF YOUR STAY OF 2 OR MORE NIGHTS + DISCOUNTED TICKETS!

Book now or call (866) 259-3585

Save 40% off our accommodations when you stay two or more nights during the Sandestin Gumbo Festival, one of the largest and most popular winter food events along the Emerald Coast. Receive festival tickets per adult with your stay.

Additional tickets can be added for a fee, based on availability.

Cannot be combined with other offers, not valid on existing reservations.

Participants&Winners

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

2021 Gumbo and Bloody Mary Participants!

2021 Winners

Gumbo People’s choice
1st Place: Slick Lips
2nd Place: The Beach House
3rd Place: The Village Door

Veteran’s Award
1st Place: Marlin Grill
2nd Place: Harry T’s
3rd Place: The Village Door
4th Place: Marina Bar & Grill

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place: Old Florida Fish House
2nd Place: The Beach House
3rd Place: Hurricane Oyster Nar
4th Place: Drunken Goat Saloon
Honorable Mention: Slick Lips

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place: Jag Boilers

BEST DISPLAY
Slick Lips

BEST NEW PARTICIPANT
The Beach House

Best Bloody Mary at The Beach
1st Place: Carlito’s Amazing Products
2nd Place: Sunset Bay Cafe
3rd Place: Cafe Nola

COMMUNITY BROADCASTER’s ADVERTISING COMPETITION
Old Florida Fish House

2020 Winners

Gumbo People’s choice
1st Place: Old Florida Fish House
2nd Place: System Service and Engineering
3rd Place: Slick Lips

Veteran’s Award
1st Place: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
2nd Place: Harry T’s
3rd Place: Marina Bar and Grill
4th Place: Marlin Grill

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place: Slick Lips
2nd Place: Hurricane Oyster Bar
3rd Place: Royal Palm Grill
4th Place: Burnt Pine Golf Club
Honorable Mention: Cafe Nola

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place: System Service and Engineering
2nd Place: Fluffy Girl Savory Cuisine

BEST DISPLAY
Slick Lips

BEST NEW PARTICIPANT
Royal Palm Grill

Best Bloody Mary at The Beach
1st Place: Carlito’s Amazing Products
2nd Place: Another Broken Egg Cafe
3rd Place: Sunset Bay Cafe

COMMUNITY BROADCASTER’s $1,000 ADVERTISING COMPETITION
Tailfins Ale House & Oyster Bar

2019 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place: Crab Island Cantina
2nd Place: Dewey Destin’s
3rd Place: Slick Lips

Veteran’s Award
1st Place: Harry T’s
2nd Place: Marina Bar and Grill
3rd Place: Crab Island Cantina
4th Place: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place: Slick Lips
2nd Place: Hartell’s Village Diner
3rd Place: TIE Cabana Cafe & Hurricane Oyster Bar
4th Place: Boat House Oyster Bar
Honorable Mention: Steamboat Grill 30A

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place: The Hunting Hookers
2nd Place: Hebert’s Specialty Meats

BEST DISPLAY
Hurricane Oyster Bar

BEST NEW PARTICIPANT
Hartell’s Village Diner

Best Bloody Mary at The Beach
1st Place: Crab Island Cantina
2nd Place: Sunset Bay Cafe
3rd Place: AJ’s Destin

COMMUNITY BROADCASTER’s $1,000 ADVERTISING COMPETITION
Slick Lips

2018 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place: Dewey Destin’s
2nd Place: Crab Island Cantina
3rd Place: Slick Lips

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Marina Bar and Grill
2nd Place – TIE Harry T’s & Bubba Gump’s
4th Place – Village Door

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place: Slick Lips
2nd Place: TIE Crab Island Cantina & Sunset Bay Cafe
4th Place: Dewey Destin’s
Honorable Mention TIE: Cabana Cafe

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place – Gibson Catering
2nd Place – Happy Hookers

BEST DISPLAY
Crab Island Cantina

BEST NEW PARTICIPANT
Slick Lips

COMMUNITY BROADCASTER’s $1,000 ADVERTISING COMPETITION
Slick Lips

2017 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place: Crab Island Cantina
2nd Place: Dewey Destin’s
3rd Place: Marina Bar and Grill

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Harry T’s
2nd Place – TIE Marina Bar and Grill & Bubba Gump’s
4th Place – Village Door

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place: Dewey Destin’s
2nd Place: O’Quigley’s
3rd Place: Crab Island Cantina
4th Place: Brotula’s
Honorable Mention TIE: Tailfins & Dockside

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place – Elevated

BEST DISPLAY
Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar

BEST NEW PARTICIPANT
Brotula’s

COMMUNITY BROADCASTER’s $1,000 ADVERTISING COMPETITION
Bud & Alley’s

2016 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – The Village Door
2nd Place – TIE: Harry T’s & Marina Bar and Grill

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Harry T’s
2nd Place – Marina Bar and Grill
3rd Place – Buster’s Bar and Grill

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place – Tailfin’s
2nd Place – O’Quigley’s
3rd Place – Captn. Dave’s on the Gulf
4th Place – Bubba Gump
Honorable Mention – Dockside Cafe

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place – GPL Landscaping
2nd Place – Bud & Alley’s Catering

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar
1st Place – Sunset Bay Cafe

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Sunset Bay Cafe

2015 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society
2nd Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar
3rd Place – Harry T’s

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Harry T’s
2nd Place – Bubba Gump’s & Pompano Joes
3rd Place – Buster’s Bar and Grill

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Marina Bar and Grill
2nd Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar
3rd Place – Crab Island Cantina
4th Place – Cabana Cafe

First Year
1st Place – Dewey Destin
2nd Place – Local Catch
3rd Place – Wine World
4th Place – Carlito’s Seasoning

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar

2014 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society
2nd Place – Tops’l
3rd Place – Crab Island Cantina

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – Harry T’s
3rd Place – Watercolor Inn & Resort

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Sago
2nd Place – Baytowne Floating Society
3rd Place – Marlin Grill

First Year
1st Place – Crab Island Cantina
2nd Place – O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society

2013 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – The Soundside
3rd Place – Baytowne Floating Society

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – 98 Bar-B-Que
3rd Place – Tops’l

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Marina Bar & Grill
2nd Place – Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
3rd Place – The Soundside

First Year
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society
2nd Place – 790 on the Gulf

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Marina Bar & Grill
1st Place – Buster’s Bar & Grill

2012 Winners

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – Buster’s Bar & Grill
3rd Place – Harry T’s

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Tops’l
2nd Place – Graffitti
3rd Place – Sago

Restaurant award
1st Place – Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
2nd Place – YP @ The Beach
3rd Place – Beach Club

People’s choice
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Dockside Cafe

2011 Winners

Restaurant award
1st Place – 98 Bar-B-Que
2nd Place – Pompano Joe’s

BUSINESS AWARD
1st Place – Tops’l

People’s Choice
1st Place – 98 Bar-B-Que

Tickets

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

2021 Gumbo Fest Tickets on Sale Now!


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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

FAQ

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

I have my ticket, now what?

You are in for a fun day.  Upon entering the outdoor festival, you will receive a wristband and Taster’s Guide. Tents will be placed throughout the Village featuring restaurants.  Each tent will have disposable sample cups and spoons for gumbo.  While roaming from tent to tent, be sure to make notes of your favorite and vote for People’s Choice.

How do I become a participant?

We love new participants! Click Here

What if I don’t want to buy a ticket?

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is always open to the public; those participating in the tasting will receive a wristband to distinguish from other guests.

Could this event sell out?

Yes.

Where is Baytowne Wharf located?

Baytowne Wharf is located within Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. The address is 9100 Baytowne Avenue, Destin, FL 32550.

Bloody Marys

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Best Bloody Mary at The Beach!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th

The Best Bloody Marys at The Beach competition is back and better than ever! Taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”! Sponsored by Stillhouse Vodka. This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone. Interested in entering your Bloody Mary?

For details and more info check out the 2021 Participation form:

Sponsors

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
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Contact

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

9100 Baytowne Avenue
Destin, FL 32550


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