Leadership Rankin County, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization through the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Rankin and Youth Leadership programs provide opportunities for participants to further develop their leadership skills, learn more about the various innovative industries in Rankin County, and build strong relationships with other business professionals or students across the county.
The members of these programs also work tirelessly to plan and organize the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce and City of Brandon's annual Krewe de Roux Festival. Krewe de Roux is the largest Mardi Gras festival in Central Mississippi, with over 10,000 in attendance in 2023!
None of this would be possible without our community partnerships. We invite you to partner with us and ask that you consider sponsoring the 5th Annual Krewe de Roux Festival on February 9 - 10, 2024. With your support, the Rankin Chamber is able to continue enhancing the Leadership Rankin and Youth Leadership programs through continued education and scholarships while providing an exciting community event!
To learn more about Krewe de Roux and each of the sponsorship opportunities available, please click here!
There are only THREE available spots for King Krewe and King of Roux each, and the title sponsors must be non-competing.
- King Krewe: 1 available (Must not compete with: Noel Daniels Motor Company, Proper Grounds LLC)
- King of Roux: 3 available
Friday, February 9: Parade & Block Party in Downtown Brandon
The Parade of Floats will kick-off the Mardi Gras-filled weekend in Downtown Brandon. The highlight of the night will be a free public concert by Mustache The Band, the World's Most Powerful 90s Country Party Band, on the Big Stage on Dining Street, drawing a crowd of all ages! Local restaurants such as Genna Benna, Mudbugs 042, Burgers Blues Barbecue, The Cleaners by Pizza Shack, and The Gallows Bar will stay open late, providing a spot for when you need great food and beverages.
Saturday, February 10: Gumbo Cook-Off & Classic Car Show
The Gumbo Cook-Off & Classic Car Show will be held at the Brandon Amphitheater. Approximately 50 teams* will provide sample-size gumbo in hopes of winning prizes, like "Best Gumbo" and "Fan Favorite"! This is a very family-friendly environment, with plenty of entertainment, music, and activities for all ages.
*Attention Gumbo Cook Teams! The earlier you register, the earlier you get to pre-select your team's spot!!