The 4th Annual Gingerbread Village Festival
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Aquino Financial Group
Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc.
BizMarquee Web Services
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Mt. Airy Children’s Dental
What is the Gingerbread Village Festival?
The Gingerbread Village Festival is a gingerbread house building competition to raise awareness about homelessness during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
It is also a fundraiser to help provide opportunities for those experiencing homelessness in our community. There is no cost to attend, but you can buy votes for your favorite house(s).
We also hold a raffle at this event. This year, we are giving away a wooden play structure that looks like an antique truck.
Check it out in person at the Westminster Farmer’s Market on Rt 27 or look for it in the Fall Fest Parade on September 27th!
The festival is held at the Winchester Exchange Building at 15 E. Main Street in Westminster (across from Westminster Library).
The festival is open November 16th – 24th from 8AM – 8PM
The festival is CLOSED on Sunday, November 18th and Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd.
COST – FREE!
The festival is free to attend. If you would like to vote, you may purchase votes at the following prices
1 vote = $1.00
10 votes = $5.00
25 votes = $10.00
75 votes = $20.00
200 votes = $50.00
All Builder Applications must be received by November 9th at 5:00PM (keep scrolling to register online or download the application)
All entries must be made of gingerbread, no graham cracker houses will be accepted.
All visible components must be edible. Non-edible support structure may be used on the interior of your design.
We will display your name/group name and title of your entry with your house. No additional printed materials allowed.
Voting will close at 8:00PM on Saturday, November 24th.
#1 People’s Choice Award (Most Votes) – $100
#2 People’s Choice Second Place – $75
#3 Judge’s Favorite – $50
#4 People’s Choice Honorable Mention – $25
#5 People’s Choice Honorable Mention – $25
#6 People’s Choice Honorable Mention – $25
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 27th on our Facebook Page
Delivery & Pick-Up Information for Builders
Delivery – Thursday, November 15th 10:00AM-3:00PM **DUE TO WINTER WEATHER YOU MAY DROP OFF ANY TIME FRIDAY BETWEEN 8AM-8PM**
Please deliver to the Winchester Exchange Building at 15 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Parking is available at the rear entrance (look for the door beside TING)
Pick-Up – Monday, November 26th 8:00AM-NOON (any houses not picked up will be discarded)