Professionals and amateurs alike are welcome to turn in their gingerbread creations to the La Porte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., La Porte, between December 3rd and December 14th! Your gingerbread creation can be a house or any other structure. Let your imagination be your guide!
Rules: No gingerbread kits allowed. Styrofoam and other support materials are not permitted. All components of the display except for the display must be edible. Edible food items include any food item that does not need to be cooked. All wrappers and sticks must be removed from all candy and other decorations. All entries must be on an 18″ x 18″ wood base and should not be taller than 24″.
No decorations should be placed on the sides of the base. Entries must have been constructed in 2019. A 3″ x 5″ card with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and email address must be attached to the underside of the base. A completed entry form (available at the Museum) must be dropped off at the same time as the gingerbread house. Judging will be completed on December 21st. Entries will remain on display through January 4, 2020. Entries must be picked up no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 7th. All entries not picked up by January 7th will be discarded.
The gingerbread house pictured was created by Beatriz Müller and won first place in the 2016 National Gingerbread House Competition in Asheville, North Carolina.