Fall is finally here and it's about time to really get down with some comfort food... like gumbo! Not that gumbo isn't good year-round, because it absolutely is!

This Saturday, October 12th, 2019, is the 3rd Annual Northwest Louisiana Battle for the Paddle Gumbo Cook-off and Festival on the Logansport Riverfront. Not only will teams rally together and give you the chance to taste their signature gumbo dishes, but there will also be performances by The Voice finalist, Louisiana native, Gyth Rigdon and local favorites, Lucas Jagneaux & the Road Show. Other event features include raffles, cooking demonstrations and a fireworks show to close the event. I'll also be there to judge the best bowl of gumbo around!

Tickets are just $10.00, but we gave you a chance to win a four-pack of tickets on us so you could join in on the fun. Plus, you can feel good about attending, because proceeds from the event benefit the Krewes of Demeter and Aquarius and the Logansport Lighting and Festival Committee.

So, without further ado, it's time to announce our lucky KVKI ticket winners! Congrats to Tracey Presley, Jamie Thompson, Colton Johnson, Gloria Woodward, Marti Settle, John McDaniel, and Stephen Whiddon. Thank you so much for playing and (of course) for listening to KVKI!

For complete KVKI contest rules, click here. 

Read below for more information on the event from their Facebook page:

The 3rd Annual Northwest Louisiana Gumbo Cook-off is October 12th on the beautiful Logansport, Louisiana riverfront. Better payout, more teams, Nashville recording artist, Louisiana native, and finalist on this year’s NBC’s The Voice, Gyth Rigdon, followed in the festival day line up by regional favorite and WINNER of the 2019 TMP SONGWRITERS CONTEST, Lucas Jagneaux  & The Road Show (formerly After Hours Band), and our crowd favorite, all you can eat gumbo bowls, raffles, and a firework show to close the festival. Plan to come out to support the teams and this annual fundraiser for local and parish organizations: The Krewe of Demeter, The Krewe of Aquarius, and the Logansport Lighting and Festival Committee.

$5.00 discounted Day passes on sale now until October 7th or until they sell out online on the event website or at the following local businesses Community Bank of LA Mansfield, Community Bank of LA Gloster, Community Bank of LA Logansport and the DeSoto Parish Tourist Bureau

Day passes at the gate $10.00
12 and under free

Schedule of Events :

7 am Gumbo team sign in and set up
10 am Gates open
10 am Cracklin' cooking demonstration
11:30 am All you can eat gumbo samples for festival attendees (till it’s gone)
12 pm Gumbo judging
12:30-2 pm Gyth Rigdon Live on River Stage
2 pm Cracklin' cooking demonstration
3 pm Gumbo winners announced
3:15 pm Gun raffle winner announced
3:30-6:30 pm Lucas Jagneaux & The Roadshow (formerly After Hours)
6:45 pm Fireworks
7 pm Festival ends

See more from The Battle for the Paddle NWLA Gumbo Cook-off and Festival on their Facebook page or on the Krewe of Demeter website. See you Saturday!