Gingerbread House Contests 2012-13

Here are some gingerbread house contests that took place during the 2012-13 holiday season. Click here for the 2013-14 competitions.

Southeast US:

National Gingerbread House Competition and Display
Grove Park Inn, Ashville, NC
Competition: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Houses on Display: Nov 20, 2012 - Jan 2, 2013
Community Viewing is Monday - Thursday only.
Resort Guests may view Gingerbread Houses at anytime.

Holiday Festival of Lights Gingerbread House Competition
James Island County Park, Charleston, SC
Dates on Display: November 9 - December 31, 2012
Registration closes: Monday, October 29.

Raleigh Gingerbread House Competition
Alta Oakridge Retirement Community
North Raleigh, NC
Dates on Display: (Could not find dates for 2012)

Home Sweet Home Gingerbread House Contest
Woman's Club, 660 Pope Ave, NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Dates on Display: Saturdays Dec. 1,8,15 10 am - 4 pm and Sundays Dec. 2,9 1 - 4 pm
Family fun activities - Breakfast with Santa, Candy Land, Teddy Bear Tea, Santa Fly's In

Gingerbread JAM
Marietta, Georgia (metro Atlanta)
Dates on Display: (Could not find dates for 2012)

Northeast US:

12th Annual Gingerbread Contest and Show
Darnall's Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro, MD
Dates on Display: (Could not find dates for 2012)

Scents & Sweets Competition
The Cultural Arts Center Frederick, Maryland
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:30 pm
Free to attend
Both amateurs and professionals alike are invited to participate in this annual event showcasing the holiday season through sight and smell. All Gingerbread and Floral entries should reflect the general mood of “The Holidays”.
All registrations must be postmarked by or turned in no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, November 9, 2012.

Annual Gingerbread House Contest at The Chaffee Art Center in Rutland
Rutland, VT
Dates on Display: (Could not find dates for 2012)

Peddlers Village Gingerbread Competition
Lahaska, Bucks County, PA
Dates on Display: Friday, November 16, 2012 through January 5, 2013

Wenham Gingerbread Express Model Train & Contest
Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Wenham, MA 09184
Dates on Display: Sat, December 8, 10am – Sat, December 15, 4pm

Boston Christmas Festival
Seaport Blvd., World Trade Center, Boston, MA
November 2, 3, & 4, 2012
Gingerbread creations made by top chefs and judged by a celebrity panel. Proceeds benefit Housing Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending family homelessness.

New York State 5th Annual Gingerbread House Competition
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center Horseheads, NY 14845
362 East. 5th St., Elmira, NY
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Open to Everyone! Win Cash prizes while helping Habitat for Humanity!

21st Annual Gingerbread Wonderland
Freylinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07962
Fri Nov 30, 2012 through Sun Dec 9; 10 am - 5 pm (8 pm on Fridays)

Midwest US:

CreateitWithGingerbread Log Cabin Competition
Nashville Indiana
November 18 - December 1, 2012
Open Daily 10:00am - 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Entry Date: Nov.17, 2012
The Create it with Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition pays tribute to the many unique log structures found in Brown County. Contestants combine their culinary skills with architectural design to create extraordinary works of art.
Admission is free and Visitors are encouraged to take part by placing their vote for People's Choice Award.

Contact for entry blank. Prize money.

Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays Contest
Dayton, Ohio
Dates on Display: (Could not find dates for 2012)

The Midwest Gingerbread House Competition & Holiday Showcase
The Centre, Evansville, Indiana
Friday, November 23, 2012

Annual Gingerbread FIREhouse Contest
Aurora, IL - hosted by the Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Dates on Display: (Could not find dates for 2012)

Cleveland Botanical Gardens "Glow at the Garden"
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Friday, November 23 - Monday, December 31
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays · 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays & Fridays · 10am - 9pm*
Sundays · Noon - 5pm
Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve · 10am - 3pm
Closed Mondays, December 25 & January 1
Register by November 9, 2012

Conner Prairie Gingerbread Village
13400 Allisonville Rd. Fishers, IN 46038
November 29-January 6
Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day
Free with general admission
Entry deadline: Friday, November 11 by 5 p.m.

Gingerbread Casas for CASA
Madison, WI
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Hilldale Shopping Center
Live gingerbread house decorating contest, live music performances, and lots of holiday fun.

Christmas in the Country
Grand Geveva Resort
Lake Geneva, WI
Dates on Display: (Could not find dates for 2012)

Gingerbread House Contest with a Twist
Licorice International in Lincoln, NE
Dates on Display: (We could not find dates for 2012)

Southwest US:

15th Annual Christmas at Old Ft. Concho Gingerbread House Contest
Ft. Concho Nat. Historic Site, 630 S. Oakes, San Angelo, TX 76903
December 7-9, 2012
To our knowledge, this is the largest Gingerbread House Contest in Texas. Categories include Kids - 6-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-19, Adults, Youth Groups, School Groups, Family/Friends Groups, and in addition to the holiday houses, there is a special theme each year.

Peoria's Oldtown Holiday Festival & Gingerbread Competition
Oldtown Peoria - 83rd Ave just south of Grand
(We could not find dates for 2012)

West US:

Gingerbread City Competition and Gala
San Diego, California
When: Thursday, November 29th 2012
6:00pm to 9:00 pm
Where: The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130

The Colorado Gingerbread House Competition
(We could not find dates for 2012)

10th Annual Gingerbread Jubilee
Craterian Theater
23 S Central
Medford, OR 97504
(Could not find dates for 2012)

BC Gingerbread House Contest
Boulder City, NV
Boulder City is about 15 miles south of Las Vegas, NV on the road to Hoover Dam.
Saturday, December 8 -- 12 noon-8 pm
Sunday, December 9 -- 10 am-5 pm
Boulder City Elks Lodge 1217 Nevada Highway
Boulder City, NV

Science of Gingerbread
Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, CA
(We could not find dates for 2012)

Coyote Point Museum
Location: San Mateo, CA
(We could not find dates for 2012)


Gingerbread Village at Black Creek
Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P3
Monday, November 19 2012 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM


Online Gingerbread Contests :
We have not yet found info on this for 2012.

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