Welcome to Wimberley GumboFest 2023!
An annual celebration of Cajun food, culture, music & heritage benefitting the Wimberley community and local families in need.
My Neighbor's Keeper (501)c3
In Honor of Tom Keyser
Wimberley GumboFest began five years ago, but traces its roots back to 1983 when Wimberley's first gumbo competition was won by Linda Allen. Governing bodies have shuffled over the years, but the spirit of the event has remained the same. In 2019, the Wimberley Cajun Cultural Alliance was formed to continue and grow the event that has become to be a mainstay of the community.
In 2020, the 2nd WCCA Gumbo Cookoff & Mardi Gras Party (as it was known back then) was the last large public event in the Wimberley area before pandemic restrictions canceled almost all gatherings for a year. In 2021, the 3rd WCCA cookoff was Wimberley's first large public event when restrictions were lifted, bookending a year of uncertainty and signaling a return to (somewhat) normal for many in the area.
In the five consecutive years of the WCCA's stewardship, GumboFest has raised over $25,000 for local organizations such as Trees for the Blanco, Katherine Ann Porter School, My Neighbor's Keeper, and The Barnabas Connection.
In 2022, the WCCA changed its name to the Wimberley Community Cookoff Alliance, and achieved (501)c3 status.
The WCCA is dedicated to continuing our growth and impact in the community while staying true to our local roots.