I am not Cajun however, I do very much appreciate a delicious steaming bowl of gumbo every now and then, don't you? Here's your chance this weekend.

Well here's your chance to sample all you can handle at the "Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators" coming to Festival Plaza in Shreveport this Saturday, March 24.

Come one, come all, professionals and amateurs alike can put a team together, it's not too late! Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators welcomes everyone to compete and have a great time. All proceeds from the event support the work of Volunteers for Youth Justice.

Check out these prizes for winning teams:

  • $400 - Ultimate Seafood Gumbo Gladiator
  • $400 - Ultimate NonSeafood Gumbo Gladiator
  • $250 - Gumbo Gladiator of the People

To register a team and learn the contest guidelines, visit gumbogladiators.com.

The Facebook page says;

For those that just want to eat delicious gumbo, attendance is free but you must purchase tickets to sample and vote on your favorite gumbo. Samples are only $2 each. There will be soft and hard beverages available for purchase. A kids activities corner will be keep the little ones entertained.

Gumbo winners will be announced at 4 pm day of the event. To make sure you can try as many gumbos as your heart desires, we recommend arriving before 3 pm.

So if you're looking for something tasty to do this weekend, might I suggest a little Gumbo.

More information can be found on their Facebook page.