Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off and Mardi-Gras Parade

Looking for a fun weekend?  Down the steps of the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfasts leads you to the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off at Soda Springs Park.  The Carnivale Parade of Manitou Springs follows the Gumbo Cook-off down Manitou Avenue all happening February 6, 2016.large black pot of gumbo

large puppet head of a lion in the parade

puppet in parade






In Soda Springs Park at 8:00 AM contestants start cooking for the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off. Amateur and Professionals alike join this “heated” competition. Tasting will start at 11:00 and run till the gumbo runs out about 1:00, samples are only $1 for 2 samples of gumbo. Awards will be announced at 12 PM; a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for People’s Choice and Best Showmanship will be awarded.
The Carnivale Parade down Manitou Avenue starts at 1:00 PM. It takes nothing to join in the fun, just jump in and join the parade. Music and dance fill the avenue. Join the revelry in the streets.
The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast will provide beads and masks. Breakfast will be “jazzed” up to add to the fun!

red table cloth over large table decorated with masks and beds

breakfast table

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