The 9th Tennessee Equality Project Gumbo Contest will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 4:30 to 7 PM at the Pipkin Building on the Mid-South Fairgrounds. TEP's annual Mardi Gras celebration brings together teams from near and far to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Gumbo contestants will be awarded prizes by an appointed panel of judges and by individual tasters like you in the Peoples Choice competition.|
TEP's annual Mardi Gras gumbo competition draws large crowds who support the LGBTQ community of the Mid-South and draws many public and elected officials.
Online ticket sales available through midnight on February 9th, 2020. After this date, all tickets must be purchased at the door.
Gumbo Team Registration is $25 (3 tickets @ $8.33 each for your team). Purchaser will be required to submit team information and agree to contest rules. Teams may purchase registration for only one gumbo. Duplicate or additional team registrations are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to TEP.
Gumbo Contest Team Registration Steps:
1. Review the rules here.
2. Submit gumbo team information here.
3. Complete registration payment on this Brown Paper Tickets page.
General Admission (21 & over) $30 - Includes gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, live music, general seating, and beer voucher.
General Admission (under 21) $15 - Includes gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, general seating, and live music.
VIP TABLE $300.00 (8 seats @ $37.50 each) - Includes 8 gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, live music, reserved seating for 8, and 16 beer vouchers. Purchasers will compete for best decorated table at the contest. Arrive by 3:30 PM before the event to decorate your table. VIP tickets available until supplies last Purchasers will compete for best decorated table at the contest. Arrive between 3 and 3:30 PM before the event to decorate your table. VIP tickets available until supplies last.
ATTENTION ALL TICKET HOLDERS: The small stub of your ticket is the ballot to vote for your favorite gumbo in the People's Choice Competition. Save your stub to place in the ballot bag of your favorite gumbo team by 6 PM on the day of the event.
Beverage Service: Each gumbo contest ticket for those 21 and older includes one voucher for beer from local breweries (more vouchers can be purchased for $5 with cash or credit/debit card from TEP). The Pipkin Building will also provide a full bar with wine, cocktails, other beer and soft drinks (cash only). Valid ID required for the service of any alcoholic beverages.
Pipkin Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds (View)
940 Early Maxwell Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|