Mardi Gras Celebrations at Keystone Resort

Head to Keystone to celebrate Mardi Gras 2019 with live music and an all you can eat Gumbo Cookoff in the River Run Village Events Plaza!

 

On Tuesday, March 5, celebrate Mardi Gras in Keystone.  Spend the morning out on the ski slopes – wear your beads and craziest bright colored attire!  In the afternoon, head down into River Run Village where there will be a Gumbo Cookoff and live music all afternoon.

 

Tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff include unlimited tasting from 2:30 – 5 pm.  Some of the area’s best restaurants and home chefs will be on hand serving up their take on the best gumbo, in two categories: either Seafood / Exotic or Chicken & Sausage.  Tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff are $12 for adults online in advance or $15 at the gate.  Kids tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the gate. Once you’ve had a chance to taste them all, you have the opportunity to submit your vote for your favorite and help to choose the People’s Choice winner!  If you just want to go and check out the music or grab a drink – the music is free to attend!

Taste Every Gumbo in Keystone for Mardi Gras

Schedule of Events:

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: DJ Spinnin’ Tunes
  • 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Gumbo Tasting
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Gumbo Judging
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: FREE Live Music by Chris Daniels and the Kings
  • 5:00pm: Gumbo Winners Announced

 

Don’t have a Mardi Gras lodging reservation yet? You’re in luck! Book a SummitCove Mardi Gras package: stay 2 or more nights with SummitCove Lodging, including the night of March 5 and you can take 10% off your stay and get 2 free adult tasting tickets for the Gumbo Cookoff! We recommend staying in River Run Village to be in the heart of the action… just walk back to your condo when the event is over, unless you are too full to walk! Then we recommend a wagon!

Mardi Gras and Gumbo at Keystone Ski Resort

Want to change up your Mardi Gras plans? Come out to Keystone to ski and enter in a Gumbo Cook Off at Warren Station or just enjoy unlimited Gumbo tastings and an afternoon of fun. Listen to a free band, Charles Daniels and the Kings while you take part in the Gumbo Cookoff. Enjoy all things Mardi Gras at Keystone Resort this year on February 13!  Don’t worry you can bring your kids too, this is a family friendly event!

Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook off at Keystone Resort CO
Enjoying one of many delicious gumbo tastings at Keystone’s Mardi Gras celebration!

 

For adults, tickets are just $12 in advance, $15 at the gate and will get you unlimited tastes and once you have given them all a try, be sure to cast your vote for People’s Choice!  Want to bring the kids along? New this year, kid’s tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the gate. Kids will get their own kids choice ticket for their favorite gumbo and a free kids beignet!

 

Want to participate in the cook off and show off you Gumbo making skills or secret family recipe? You could win some great prizes and there are no entry fees!  Participation is open to anyone who thinks their Gumbo can win! All participants will be provided with a tent, two tables, linens, tasting cups, spoons and napkins. 1st and 2nd Place will be awarded in the following categories: Seafood/Exotic and Chicken & Sausage.  1st and 2nd place in each of these categories will be awarded by the Judges Panel and then a People’s Choice Award will be determined by the guests.  They will also be giving out a Team Spirit award this year, so be sure to deck your booth out and put on your best costume for the chance to win!

 

Want a prime view of the Mardi Gras festival and music?  Book one of our River Run condos with a balcony that overlooks River Run!  We suggest Black Bear Lodge #8064 or Silver Mill #8164 as two of our favorites!

 

Mardi Gras Party & Gumbo Cookoff at Keystone Resort

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in Keystone this year at the annual Mardi Gras Party & Gumbo Cookoff on Tuesday, February 17.  This fun event is appropriate for all ages and features games, live music, cash bar, and of course GUMBO!

Starting at 2:30 pm, a DJ will be playing tunes in Keystone’s River Run Village Events Plaza.  For just $12, enjoy unlimited Gumbo tastes prepared by local Summit County chefs who are competing to win the title of best Gumbo in the high country! Taste them all and then vote for your favorite. A ‘People’s Choice’ Award will be presented to the winner at the end of the day. At 3:30 pm, local band Funky Johnson takes the stage to really get people in the Mardi Gras spirit!  Bring your beads and your best purple, green, and gold duds and head to Keystone’s Mardi Gras party on Tuesday! The event runs until about 5 pm.

Written By: Alyssa Hubbard

Mardi Gras in Keystone