Events

Seafood Boil Kick-off Party

Friday, February 14th – 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.

THE MAIN EVENT

Saturday, February 15th starting at 12 p.m.

This winter festival favorite is back for the 31st 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

Rates Starting at Just $89 Per Night*

Use code: GUMBO
Book now or call (800) 926-2936

*Code: GUMBO. Rates and package valid for event weekend only. Package includes admission to Saturday’s main event. 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. $89 rate does not include taxes, fees or discounted Gumbo ticket price of $15 per person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants&Winners

2020 Gumbo and Bloody Mary Participants

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

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FAQ

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

Best Bloody Mary at The Beach!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th

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 Bombora 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 2020 Participation form:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

9100 Baytowne Avenue
Destin, FL 32550


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