Bring your black pots and paddles to the 16th annual JFA Swamp Pop Music Festival Jambalaya Cooking Contest on July 17-18 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

The event is part of the 18th annual Price LeBlanc Toyota & Nissan Swamp Pop Festival presented by Sigma Engineers.

Jambalaya will be judged on appearance, rice texture, meat texture and overall taste. The $150 entry fee provides each two-person team with pork, onions, rice, sausage, green onions, celery, garlic and cooking oil. All participating teams will also get four weekend passes to the festival.

The contest benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A cook’s meeting for interested teams will be at 6 p.m. July 6 at the center’s Big Sky Cafe. Call (225) 806-5759.