You couldn't ask for a more beautiful day Saturday.
It was still a little chilly in the morning, but it didn't bother some hungry folks in Mexico Beach who warmed up with a cup of gumbo at Mexico Beach's annual Gumbo Festival.
People from all over cooked up their best bowl of gumbo for Saturday’s fundraiser. The event is put on each year by Mexico Beaches special events committee.
Money raised during the cook-off is used to fund the annual Fourth of July fire works show in the community.
Some of the cooking got going just after midnight Saturday morning. Judging kicked off around 10:30 this morning. The cooks then spent the rest of the day selling their yummy gumbo creations.