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Gingerbread House Contest and Show

Get ready to pre-heat the oven, pull out the cookie sheet and pastry bag, and enter the 18th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show sponsored by Darnall’s Chance House Museum!

Deadline for Entry: Friday, November 10, 2017

CONTEST DIVISIONS 2017

Adult Division: individual adult; age 17 years & up

Child Division: individual child; age 8- 16 years

Family Division: group of 3-7 people with 1 adult; 1 child minimum; no age requirement

The Gingerbread House Committee will award the following prize money and ribbons:

Adult Division Prizes

Child & Family Division Prizes

1st Place Adult Division - $100

1st Place Child Division - $75

2nd Place Adult Division - $75

2nd Place Child Division - $50

3rd Place Adult Division - $50

3rd Place Child Division - $25

In addition to prize money, the Darnall's Chance Gingerbread Committee will award ribbons for 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place in each division.

Viewer's Choice Awards

The Viewer’s Choice Awards are selected by viewer voting and each winning entry will receive $200.
2015 Adult Winner Reindeer Barn
2015 Child Winner Gingerbread House
2013 Adult Winner Reindeer Barn
2016 Adult Division
  Anita Guit
Viewer’s Choice Award

"Grandma’s House"

2016 Child Division
Emmet Frederick
Viewer’s Choice Award

"Sankety Head Lighthouse"


2016 Family Division
Malenab Family
Viewer’s Choice Award

"Sesame Street ”