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14th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

It is time for the 14th annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.

EXHIBIT and RECEPTION: The exhibit opens 10:00 a.m. at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center’s Holiday Gala on Saturday, December 1 and runs through Saturday, December 15. An Artisan’s Reception will be held on December 15 from Noon to 2:00 PM. Ribbons will be awarded at the Artisan’s Reception.

SETUP: Entries are to be delivered to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395 N, Gardnerville from Friday, November 23 through Friday, November 30 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The museum is closed on Sunday. Bring your house and application to the museum. No advanced registration is required.

All ages and skill levels are invited. Gingerbread structures will be judged on presentation, quality of construction, detail and design and originality. The public is invited to vote for a favorite gingerbread structure in the People’s Choice Award.

Applications may be obtained from the Carson Valley Arts Council’s website or the CVAC office at 1572 US Hwy 395, Minden. Applications are also available at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Deadline for entries is November 30.

Download Application

Questions concerning the contest should be directed to Dennis Little, Gingerbread Contest Coordinator at CVGingerbread@aol.com or text to 775‑434-3602.

This event is sponsored in part by:
Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC), www.cvartscouncil.com
Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, www.historicnv.org
Douglas County Parks & Recreation, www.douglascountynv.gov

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