Gumbo is gold in Port Arthur, and we’ve also got the event where you can try different batches from a lot of great cooks, March 21, 2015. Can’t top that? There’s a craft show, too, says Queen Gumbo, Janie Johnson.
“It’s an annual meeting of our local culinary cultures with the added spice a craft and trade show,” Johnson said. “This is the 28th year that the Taste of Gumbo has offered a family-friendly escape from the normal Saturday venues to a rare treat that only Port Arthur can offer.”
Taste of Gumbo, Etc. attendees can get their fill of seafood, chicken and talk all day about what they loved the best. Bring the family and enjoy gumbo and other treats from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center. Area restaurants and service groups bring their best gumbo and other foods for unlimited tastings. Tickets are $10 and craft show entry is included in the price. There will also be a silent auction.
Johnson said the craft show will host an array of vendors.
“We will have handcrafted bird feeders, Mary Kay Cosmetics, woodwork, jewelry and so much more,” she said.
Proceeds from tickets support the Port Arthur Rotary Club and their scholarships as well as charitable grants.
For more information or to reserve a booth spot call Johnson at 409-729-4040.