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2007 Gingerbread Competitions

Here are the gingerbread house competitions we listed for 2007. Some of these may be repeating for 2008. Click here to see THIS year's gingerbread house contests.

Southeast US:

National Gingerbread House Competition Display
Grove Park Inn
Nov. 14, 2007 - Jan. 6, 2008
Community Viewing is Monday - Thursday only.
Resort Guests may view Gingerbread Houses at anytime.

Hillsborough, NC Chamber Gingerbread House Competition.
Friday, November 30 2007 at the Burwell School Historic Site
Hillsborough Candlelight Tour

Montgomery Museum Gingerbread Competition
Montgomery, VA
December 4-15 2007
Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Arts Center

The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC
December 15-21 2007

Kiawah Island Gingerbread House Competetion
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Kiawah Island SC
Dates on Display: December 3rd 2007 to January 1st, 2008 in The Sanctuary lobby.

Northeast US:

Norlands Gingerbread House Contest
Live more, Maine
December 6-8 2007
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

Seaport World Trade Center Christmas Festival, Boston MA
Boston, MA
November 2, 3, 4 2007

Midwest US:

1st Annual Gingerbread House Competition at Hotel Viking
Saturday, December 1, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Newport -The Hotel Viking
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island (RI), Rhode Island 02840

Cleveland Botanical Gardens Gingerbread Dreams Contest
November 23, 2007 - December 31, 2007
Cleveland Botanical Gardens

St. James Hotel
Red Wing, Minnesota
November 11th through December 26th

Southwest US:

Peoria, AZ Old Town Holiday Festival
December 7, 2007 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cake Craft Shoppe 1st Annual Gingerbread House Competition
Sugar Land, TX
December 8, 2007

West US:

Discovery Science Center's Gingerbread Competition!
November 19, 2007 - January 6, 2008
Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 714.542.2823

Las Vegas Resort Gingerbread Competition
December 1, 2007
Las Vegas Resort

Beaver Creak Gingerbread House Competition
Vail, Colorado
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Gingerbread House Competition
Nov. 23 2007
Beaver Creek Resort

Cedar Gables Inn
Napa Valley, California
Contest usually begins 1st day of December
First prize in 2007 was $1,000, 2nd and 3rd prizes were stays at the Inn.  They have photos and more info at www.cedargablesinn.com and then click on the Gingerbread House Contest icon. (Thank you for the info Jana!)

Coyote Point Museum
Location: San Mateo, CA
Month of December
They've been doing this contest for 27 years--very nice environmental museum on San Francisco Bay. You can try this link for 2007's contest: www.coyoteptmuseum.org/html/gingerbread.html or just go to coyoteptmuseum.org and check their calendar for November when they announce how to enter.


CMHC's sixth-annual charity gingerbread house competition
Ottawa, Ontario
November 16, 2007


Host Your Own:

Host your own Gingerbread House Contest for family or friends. This link takes you to a page about hosting your own event. It even shares

Photos from Gingerbread Contests:

View and submit photos from gingerbread house contests.

Competition Videos and News Reports:

Watch videos of gingerbread house competitions and winning entries.


If you know of any other gingerbread house competitions, click here and let us know.


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