SWEET SAVANNAH: Gingerbread Competition & Exhibition

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NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 31 at Massie Heritage Center

Massie Heritage Center is excited to announce Sweet Savannah: a Gingerbread Competition and Exhibition. Interested bakeries, schools, organizations, individuals, and families are invited to submit entries for creative and inspiring displays featuring some of Savannah’s most historic architectural buildings by November 9th, 2018. Selected gingerbread buildings will be on display from November 23 – December 31, 2018 at Massie Heritage Center and throughout Old Town Trolley’s 21st Annual Holiday Sights Tour.

Entering and Qualifying to Enter:

Only one (1) gingerbread house per entry form will be accepted. Entry forms and registration information will be available on this page on October 1st, 2018. To be eligible for the competition, a completed entry form must be submitted prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018. The entry form can be submitted online, emailed to steve.smith@sccpss.com, or mailed to 207 E. Gordon Street, 31401. Gingerbread houses that are not pre-registered will not be accepted.

Entrants will be notified about selection decisions within one week of submitting an entry form (or no later than Monday, November 12).

Contest Divisions:

Professional Division: Bakeries, Caterers, Professional Bakers

Adult Division: Individual or group adult(s), age 19 & up

Youth Division: Individual or group youth, up to age 18

Family Division: Families participating with children


Theme: this year’s theme is “Sweet Savannah”. Gingerbread Buildings are encouraged to represent an architecturally significant, historic, or famous building in Savannah. Suggested building ideas will be available on October 1st, 2018.

Size: the base of the Gingerbread Building must be 1/4 ” plywood no larger than 24″x 24 ” (or 2 feet by 2 feet). The exhibit must be no more than 24 ” tall.

Materials: the basic structure of all entries is considered non-edible and may be constructed of any material (e.g. glue, milk cartons, boxes etc.) However, the exterior of the building must be made of edible materials.