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Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit


It’s time for our 19th annual Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit! Creations will be on display from Friday, December 1 through Friday, December 22. Join us for an opening reception on December 1st from 4–6pm.

The theme this year is “The Wizard of Oz.” Participation in the theme is voluntary. Your own original designs are always welcome, but there is an additional prize awarded for “Best of Theme.”

Prizes of Middlebury Money will be awarded in all categories. These certificates are redeemable in over 100 Middlebury-area businesses.

The competition is open to individuals of all ages and abilities, and to organizations, school groups, and businesses as well. Visitors to the exhibit are invited to vote for their favorite entry to receive the “People’s Choice” award.

Each year we are amazed by dozens of reinterpretations of the traditional gingerbread house that incorporate a huge array of edible elements. Join us this year with your own creative ideas rendered in food format.

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

Registration forms are due on Wednesday, November 22nd. Your creation must be delivered for exhibition between Tuesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 30 from 10am–5pm.

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