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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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5,000-pound gumbo aims to establish Guinness World Record

5,000-pound gumbo aims to establish Guinness World Record

Two years ago, the state of Alabama took the world record for the largest pot of gumbo ever made from Louisiana. However, that pot was never officially certified by Guinness World Records, the worldwide authority on record-breaking achievements.

On November 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., a team of volunteers and local Louisiana chefs will bring the record for the “World’s Largest Gumbo” back home to Louisiana. The size and authenticity will be immediately adjudicated and certified by an on-site representative from Guinness World Records.

The record attempt will be made by cooking 5,000 pounds of gumbo in a single pot. That is 2½ TONS of gumbo under the BP Pavilion located on the grounds of Larose Regional Park and Civic Center.

Entrance to the event and a bowl of gumbo is free to the public, so bring the entire family and be part of the “Eating Team” as we break the Guinness World Record for the largest pot of gumbo ever made!

But what is gumbo on an LSU/Alabama Saturday without the game? No problem! Watch the football game on the 30 ft. screen provided for you football fans and cheer LSU on to victory.

It’s all day fun for the entire family. There will also be hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks and games for the kids, as well as, beer and daiquiris for the adults available for purchase.

The day will include a gumbo eating contest (more information to come from MLE, Major League Eating, a potato salad contest, door prizes, a raffle and silent auction all benefiting Relay for Life and CASA of Lafourche Parish.

Sorry, since this a fundraising event, no outside coolers, food or drinks will be allowed.

Interested individuals may visit the website or Facebook page for additional information and contest details at or facebook/wrgumbo.

Come help us bring the world record back home to Louisiana where it belongs!