Gumbo Cook-Off


The Nacho Men join the River Run Gumbo Cook-off with a free concert for 2017!

River Run Village at Keystone is hosting a Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, February 28th from 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Fat Tuesday in Keystone Resort is fit for all ages and includes free live music, giant games, a cash bar and Summit County’s best gumbo prepared by local chefs inspired by the official cuisine of the great State of Louisiana. Whether you prefer Cajun or Creole style you surely won’t go hungry as restaurants from Keystone and beyond put their pride on the line and whip up their best batches of gumbo to be judged in both the Professional and People’s Choice categories. Official judges will rank their 1st and 2nd choices in the seafood / exotic and chicken / sausage classifications where over $1,600 in prize money will be up for grabs. Better yet bragging rights and a little cash will be awarded in the People’s Choice category and will be determined by the guests themselves. The Keystone Neighbourhood Company will also be giving out a Team Spirit award this year so participants are encouraged to dress up their booths and put together their best Mardi Gras costumes. Unlimited Gumbo tasting bracelets are just $12 in advance or are available onsite at the gate for $15 in the River Run Village. For tickets go to:

It wouldn’t be a Mardi Gras party without some tunes and for 2017 the live concert is in full effect with the Nacho Men taking the stage at 3:30pm. This high-energy, Denver-based band will be delivering the rhythm while the party-goers dance away or kick back with a Keystone Kane, our version of the hurricane, from the bar. The Keystone Mardi Gras Party combines food and music into one grand Fat Tuesday celebration while doing its part to bring a little Southern hospitality to the mountains. Don your best green and gold, break out the beads and head to River Run Village at Keystone Resort, Tuesday February 28th.

Schedule of Mardi Gras Events at Keystone:
• 2:30pm – 3:30pm: DJ spinnin’ tunes
• 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Gumbo Tasting – $12 in advance / $15 at the gate – unlimited sampling
• 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Professional and People’s Choice Judging
• 3:30pm – 5:00pm: FREE Live Music by the Nacho Men
• 5:00pm – Gumbo Competition Winners Announced

Overview of Cash Prizes and Awards:
1st Place Gumbo Cook-Off:
o Chicken/Sausage Category – $400.00
o Seafood/Exotic Category – $400.00
• 2nd Place Gumbo Cook-Off
o Chicken/Sausage Category – $200.00
o Seafood/Exotic Category – $200.00
• People’s Choice Best Gumbo – $250.00
• Keystone Team Spirit Award – Best Booth – $150.00

Eventbrite - Keystone Mardi Gras Party ft.the River Run Gumbo Cook-off with Live Music by The Nacho Men