A bit of New Orleans is coming to Manitou Springs! On Saturday, February 14th in Soda Springs Park, fabulous Chefs will compete with their secret recipes! Gumbo begins cooking at 8:00 am. Judging begins at 10:45 with public tastings following the judging until 1Pm (or when the Gumbo runs out!). There is no entry fee for contestants and winners will receive cash prizes & trophies. Tastings are 2/$1, ticket sales end at 12:30pm. Carnivale Parade through downtown Manitou Springs follows and begins at 1pm.