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Gingerbread House Contest Wilton

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The theme this year of the Gingerbread House Contest Wilton, in conjunction with the Wilton Library’s 125th anniversary, is in celebration of the past, present, and future of Wilton.¬† Participants are encouraged to create an edible model of a house, building, public space, or any other aspect of Wilton to represent the town’s past, present and imagined future.

  • Create an edible model of a building, house, public space, or other aspect of Wilton
  • All ages are welcome to participate.¬† There will be two age groups for the competition: Child (12 & under) and Adult (13 & over)
  • Each entrant (solo or group) is only allowed to submit one entry
  • Maximum footprint of base cannot exceed 20″ x 20″
  • All designs must be completely edible except for base
  • Please use non-perishable food items

Drop off and Removal:

  • Completed entries must be delivered to the Wilton Library on Sunday, December 1 between 1:00 – 4:30 pm or Monday, December 2, between 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • You must fill out the entry form and deliver the form and creation to the Reference Desk
  • Please pick up your creation on Monday, December 23, between 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

Printable Entry Form
Voting and Prizes:

  • Entries will be judged in both age groups by prominent community members
  • Judges will choose winners from three categories:
    1. Most whimsical
    2. Most visionary Wilton place
    3. Best historical Wilton place
  • Community members are invited to vote for a community favorite
  • Voting for community members will open on Tuesday, December 3th and close on Monday, December 16th
  • The prize in each category will be a $25 Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, which may be used at any merchant member of the Chamber
  • Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 18th.

Suggested Building Materials:

  • Gingerbread cookies
  • Graham crackers
  • Rice Crispie treats
  • Sugar cubes
  • Candy
  • Gum
  • Icing
  • Fondant
  • Marzipan
  • Pretzels
  • Dried fruit
  • Coconut
  • Edible glitter
  • Ice cream cones

Websites with instruction on how to make gingerbread and edible houses:


December 1, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
wiltonlibrary.org/Gingerbread House Contest 2019


Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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