Gumbo Ya-Ya - Escambia County

SAVE THE DATE: 2024 Gumbo Ya Ya is set for April 20th at Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola!

We are excited to announce that Gumbo Ya-Ya will return to Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola on Saturday, April 20th.  Amateur and professional teams will compete for bragging rights for the best Gumbo in Pensacola.  As part of the rules, the three-person teams have to make gumbo from scratch. Judges will then have to make the very difficult decision on which teams will win various categories. Each individual gumbo will be judged on taste, smell, color, and consistency. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners. Judging and public tasting begins at 4:00 p.m.

If you would like to sign up to be a participant, please contact Buck Mitchell at or 850-434-6211.  For more information about this event and Sponsorship Opportunities contact our Development Director, Lori Oswald at

A Big Thank-you to everyone who helped make the 2023 Gumba Ya Ya Cook-off a successful event and Congratulations to all of our winners!

2023 Gumbo Ya-Ya Photos

2023 Gumbo Ya-Ya Photos