Events

 

Crawfish Boil Kick-off Party at Fat Tuesday’s

Friday, February 17th starting at 4 p.m.

Mark your calendars for our official kickoff for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival at Fat Tuesday’s from 4pm- 6pm. $5 per plate!

 

THE MAIN EVENT

Saturday, February 18th starting at 12 p.m.

This winter festival favorite is back for the 28th 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 and children’s activities.  

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Rates Starting at Just $89 Per Night*

Use code: GUMBO
Book now or call 800.622.1038.

*Offer valid 2/11-2/17/16, based on availability and valid for select accommodations throughout the resort. Restrictions may apply. Not valid on existing reservations or combined with any other discounts or offers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants&Winners

Interested in Participating?

Our registration for the 2016 Sandestin Gumbo Festival is still open! Click here for more details.

2016 Participating Restaurants

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