Treme Creole Gumbo Festival in New Orleans
You can’t have a real New Orleans experience without gumbo, and November travelers are lucky to be in town during the annual Treme Creole Gumbo Festival! Part of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it takes place November 14th and 15th. Both days feature hours of gumbo from 11am to 7pm, and it will be located at 701 N. Rampart Street in Louis Armstrong Park. It’s close to your Best Western New Orleans, so it’s just a fast streetcar ride away.
The eighth annual festival in Louis Armstrong Park offers free admission and the best collection of New Orleans brass band jazz in the world. The city’s signature dish is readily available in every style imaginable. You can even indulge in the third annual Vegan Gumbo Contest (or sample the winners!).
NOLA’s Delectable Dish
“Gumbo” can mean a lot of things. In New Orleans, it’s usually an okra-based dish crafted into a gelatinous, soupy fare. Cajun cooking adds spicy seafood, chicken, or both to the mix along with rice. It’s also a French-based patois spoken in some parts of Louisiana—and you’ll stand a good chance of hearing it at the festival!
Gumbo is also a special type of Cajun music dubbed “New Orleans syncopated gumbo,” and it’s the starring entertainment this November weekend. Come experience the real taste of New Orleans, and don’t miss out on the many accoutrements that can range from turtle soup to bananas foster.