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Frequently Asked Questions

A little info goes a long way

General Info:

  1. When & Where is the Umbrella Walk & Gumbo Gras?

    • Saturday, October 28, 2023

    • Audubon Park, Shelter #10. 6500 Magazine Street

    • Directly across from Audubon Park Tea Room

  2. What time does the Umbrella Walk begin?

    • Registration opens at 9:00 AM

    • Umbrella Walk begins at 11:00 AM

      • NOTE: Children can be pulled in wagons during the walk. Feel free to decorate! 

  3. How long is the walk?

    • 2.0 miles 

  4. How much does it cost to enter?

    • General Admission for Adults - $25

    • VIP TENT: $100

    • Youth Tickets Ages 7-12 - $10

    • Children 6 & Under - Free

  5. What is included with general registration?

    • All registrants receive:

      • A wrist band for food and drinks, (1) Tucks Umbrella, (1) doubloon to vote for People’s Choice Award

  6. How do I register?

    • Cash/Credit Card day of the event or Online at the egistration Tab

  7. Is it pet friendly?

    • Yes, please have all pets on a leash for safety 

  8. Do I need to bring my own fold out chair?

    • Yes, we encourage you to bring your own chair. We will provide some chairs, but availability is limited.

    • Some park benches, picnic tables, and fold out chairs will be at the event, but not enough for everyone​

  9. How do I buy Raffle Tent tickets?

    • ​The raffle tent is open until from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    • Raffle Drawings will take place at 1:30 PM

    • Re-drawing will take place :15 Minutes after first dragons occur

    • Purchase Tickets at the Raffle Tent

    • 1 Ticket - $1.00

    • Cash only !

    • Must be 21+ for items with alcohol 

    • Winners must be present to accept award

      • If not present after :15, the next name is pulled​

Gumbo Cook-off Competition: (Complete rules under event info tab)

  1. How much does it cost to compete?

    • $200.00

  2. How many people can be on a team?

    • 8

  3. What time does the judging begin?

    • From 11:15 AM - till

    • The Gumbo Coordinator will give each team a time when their gumbo must be served to the judges

  4. Can I set up the day the day before the event? When can the teams arrive Saturday for set up?

    • Yes. We have overnight security provided Friday evening till Saturday morning 

  5. Do I need to bring my own tent?

    • Yes, all teams must bring their own 10x10 pop up tent for the competition ​

    • IMPORTANT: Tents must be secured with sandbags/weights/blocks. Tents can not be nailed into the ground


Parking Information:

  1. Do special needs have reserved parking?

    • Yes. We will have parking volunteers at Shelter #10 to assist anyone in need

    • 8 Special needs parking spots will be reserved in front of Shelter #10

  2. Is there general parking? 

    • Yes. General open parking on Magazine Street or inside the park at Shelter #10

    • Note: Parking is prohibited in the Golf Club Parking Lot. 

    • Limited Spots availableIn front of Shelter #10 | Consider carpooling or using a ride share service

  3. Additional Parking will be available across Magazine Street in the parking areas around Entergy Blvd. & West Drive.

  1. Shuttle Bus Service

    • The Shuttle Bus service will be provided between Shelter #10 and the parking areas across Magazine Street.

    • The bus will shuttle attendees through the duration of the event

  2. Access to thes shuttle bus area is off of Magazine Street via Entergy Blvd. & West Drive.

    • ​​See Parking Map Provided 

  3. Is there a cost to park?

    • No


*For all other questions, please e-mail

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