I’ve been on the search for a calendar since Christmas when I didn’t get the traditional family photo calendar from the grandkids. Since I didn’t pay my University of Kansas alumni dues, I didn’t get their free calendar either. Businesses just don’t give away advertising calendars like they used to.
I finally did find one place gives away free calendars – the funeral home. I’m not too comfortable with my free mortunary calendar, though, because I got it at my uncle’s funeral. So, I cut off their ad. And I’m using my calendar for happy events, beginning with gumbo cookoffs.
Here’s a list of the gumbo cookoffs I’ve found for 2012, just in case there’s one in your neighborhood. I can’t vouch for any of the events, especially the duck gumbo cookoffs because I’ve never been to a duck gumbo cookoff. I missed the big duck gumbo cookoff around Thanksgiving in Arkansas. They had 56 teams compete in the 31st annual event, so next Thanksgiving I might dine on duck gumbo rather than smoked turkey – I’ll if I can work that date into these little calendar squares. If you have a gumbo cookoff and would like to be included in this calendar, just leave a comment with the information! I wish I had a lear jet for February 18 — there are gumbo cookoffs in four states!
February 18, Sandestin, FL
February 18, Manitou Springs, CO
February 18, Lake Charles, LA
WORLD FAMOUS CAJUN EXTRAVAGANZA AND GUMBO COOK-OFF
February 18, Sunset Park, Mexico Beach, FL
14th Annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off
February 18, Dickinson, ND
February 25, Slidell, LA
March 10, Jacksonville, FL
March 10, Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown Gumbo Cook-off, Luling, TX
March 31, 11:00am-2:00, Bienville Square, Mobile, AL
April 13, The Allen School, Little Rock, AR (These teams compete for cash prizes!)