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Christmas at the Museum 2022: 2nd Annual Gingerbread Competition

November 26 @ 10:00 am - December 18 @ 4:00 pm

Color photo of an elaborate gingerbread house with the caption "ENTER THE CONTEST | GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION | GRESHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY"

It’s never too early to start preparing for this year’s Gingerbread House Competition.  Featuring divisions for both amateur and professional bakers, this contest can be as fun or as serious as you please.

This year’s theme: Christmas Around the World


Professional Bakers (space for 15 entries)

Amateur Bakers (open to 20 entries by individuals, families, or other groups and businesses)



  • Entries must take the form of a building (e.g. house, barn, commercial structure) – creative interpretations are encouraged!
  • No pre-made kits will be eligible
  • The size of the base cannot exceed 20″ x 20″, and the height may not exceed 36″
  • Entries must be constructed entirely of edible materials, excluding the base and interior structural supports.  No electrical or battery-powered components are allowed
  • Please include a list of materials with your entry form
  • Participants will deliver their entries to the museum on November 22 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. by appointment and place them in specified locations.  Staff will not move or handle contest entries


  • Entries must be removed from the museum on Sunday, December 18 following the awards
  • Numbers will be assigned to each entry and must be displayed in the front right corner of the base


A panel of judges will award prizes based on overall appearance, difficulty, creativity, and originality.  Museum visitors will vote on one People’s Choice winner per division between November 26 and December 17.  Final judging and the awarding of prizes will take place at the museum on Sunday, December 18, and 1:00 p.m.


People’s Choice (one per division): $200


1st Place: $1,500

2nd Place: $1,000

3rd Place: $750


1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place: $750

3rd Place: $500

Honorable Mention: $100

Registration will be open from August 5 to November 5, 2022.

Click here to purchase your entry.

Gingerbread House Contest Entry Form (1)

Contact Info

I hereby grant permission to Gresham Historical Society to use photographs or digital images of my entry and my name and/or name of the business for any use from now and in the future, online or in print and media as needed.(Required)

Make checks payable to Gresham Historical Society. For more information call Sue at 503.926.4419 or email Sue@piazzapatrick.com

Thank you to our presenting sponsors, Gresham Ford and Gresham Sanitary Service.




November 26 @ 10:00 am
December 18 @ 4:00 pm
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