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2016 Gingerbread House Exhibition and Contest


It's time for our 18th annual Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit! This year’s theme is A Christmas Carol: Revisiting the English Tradition of Ghost Stories During the Holidays.

The exhibit opens on December 2 and will run through December 22.  Please join us for a reception on December 2 from 4pm-6pm.

Participation in the theme is voluntary. Your own original designs are always welcome, but there is an additional prize awarded for Best of Theme.

Please note that there are specific rules for size and construction materials so be sure to read the forms carefully before you begin work.

The competition is open to all ages and abilities. All visitors are invited to vote for their favorite entry to receive the People’s Choice award.

Registration is now closed. Your creation must be delivered on November 29, November 30 or December 1 between 10am – 5pm.

This year's Gingerbread House Exhibit and Competition is sponsored by:

Fire & Ice Restaurant
The Residence at Otter Creek

J. P. Carrara & Sons, Holden Insurance, The Top Floor, National Bank of Middlebury, Courtyard by Mariott, Caldwell Banker Bill Beck RE, Danforth Pewterers, OMYA, IPJ Real Estate, Agway of Middlebury, Martin’s Hardware

Click here to learn more about the tradition of ghost stories during the winter holidays.

Later Event: January 18
Putney Food Stories