Gingerbread Contest & Showcase

2016 Gingerbread Contest & Showcase AND Cookie Decorating presented by Hilltop Sr Community Services and Community Hospital

Can you feel it?  Can you smell that delicious gingerbread aroma?  Palisade’s Olde Fashioned Christmas Magic has begun. Gingerbread Builders, from beginners to the experienced, of ALL ages, boys, girls, men, and women, have been planning, designing and building all things gingerbread, as they prepare to enter Palisade’s Olde Fashioned Christmas Gingerbread Contest and Showcase, presented by Hilltop and Community Hospital, Saturday, December 3rd.  Early check in for entries will be December 2nd in the Community Building at Palisade’s Veterans Memorial Park, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Check in picks up on Saturday morning, December 3rd from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. We then close for judging until 11:00 am. when the doors open for all to see and enjoy.  Winners will be announced at 1:00 pm.  This charming and whimsical event has become a valley Christmas tradition for so many; it seems to grow every year, as many discover the joy of participating in the contest and seeing the joy on the faces of all who visit our Gingerbread Wonderland.

Remember, we have seven categories, lots of awards, prizes, ribbons and gift bags for all children who enter.  Notice the creative freedom we’ve added to many of the categories. Our Original Creation Category is the one based on all things edible, except for the base, and supports needed.  All other categories allow for kits to be used, if desired.  We even have a gingerbread display table open to anyone who would prefer to join in the spirit but not the contest.  This year we’ll have a gingerbread nativity scene from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Palisade, (they will have nativity displays from around the world at their church from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Wait! There’s more!  Last year, Community Hospital’s culinary staff, baked 300 huge and oh, so adorable, gingerbread house cookies, for all children who visit, to decorate and take with them as part of their Christmas joy.  Cookie decorating is downstairs in the Community Building with the contest and showcase upstairs.   Santa’s workshop with ornaments for children will be there as well.   Another new feature has been added.

Community Hospital has graciously offered to display many of the entries after the event in the beautiful walk way at the hospital, for about two weeks.   See our website for details.

Hilltop, one of our presenting sponsors, in addition to helping us out with all aspects of the contest, will also provide shuttle service to get you around to see and enjoy everything at Palisade Olde Fashioned Christmas.

Join in the fun and the warmth of the season that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and back to a real Olde Fashioned Christmas filled with gingerbread wonderment

What Gingerbread Creations are dancing in your head?    2016-gingerbread-entry-form

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS, WITHOUT YOUR HELP, IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE!  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTER – WITHOUT YOU THERE WOULD BE NO GINGERBREAD HOLIDAY JOY! 

2015 Gingerbread Contest Winners