Coming Up: Chili and Gumbo Cookoff in Hattiesburg

Chili and Gumbo Cookoff in Hattiesburg

There’s a chill in the winter air. Warm up with the best kind of comfort food or bring your best to share at Keg and Barrel’s 13th Annual Chili and Gumbo Cookoff in Hattiesburg on Saturday, February 11th.

About the 13th Annual Chili and Gumbo Cookoff

It’s the hottest time of year at Keg and Barrel! Their 13th Annual Chili and Gumbo Cookoff in Hattiesburg is ready to bring the heat on February 11th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This community favorite is back with live music, craft beer, chili, gumbo, awards and more!

More about the cookoff

Do you think your chili is darn good? Is that family gumbo recipe award-winning? Find out by registering yourself or a team. But hurry! The registration cut-off could be any day now.

If you are more into sampling than submitting, you are in luck. There are three main cookoff categories, which means plenty for you to taste.

First, there is traditional chili. Second, there is non-traditional chili. Third, there is gumbo.

Any chili in the competition could be meatless or beanless. It could include sausage, chicken, turkey or be vegetarian. Be prepared to cook your chili on site on Saturday, February 11th. Chili should be ready to eat no later than 1:30 p.m.

As for the gumbo, it too will be prepared on site the day of the cookoff. It will also be from scratch, roux included! The gumbo can feature seafood, sausage, chicken or a combination of these. The gumbo and fixings, if you want them, will be ready at noon.

And don’t worry. The rules specify that each team or individual must make a gallon of chili or gumbo for both the judges and the public to enjoy.


The 13th Annual Chili and Gumbo Cookoff in Hattiesburg is at the usual hot spot. Keg and Barrel is located at 1315 Hardy St. in downtown. You can buy tickets at the door.

Did you know Keg and Barrel is about three miles from Point O’Woods Apartments? That means you can get your fill of chili or gumbo after about an eight-minute drive!

Questions? Call Keg and Barrel at (601) 582-7148, or connect with Keg and Barrel on Facebook or Instagram.


Homemade chili. From-scratch gumbo. Cold brew. What could be better than that? Being able to enjoy a spread like that anytime at your Point O’Woods place! Cleanup is even easier thanks to the dishwashers in every kitchen. Find out more about us, our apartments and life in The Hub City when you continue to read our blogs!