Remember gingerbread houses with starlight mints, candy canes, necco wafer and gumdrops? The New Bern Historical Society hopes that you do and you’d like to make one just like Moms. The Society is sponsoring a Gingerbread House Contest and Display as part of the festivities of Beary Merry Christmas downtown. Folks are invited to make their own gingerbread house and enter it in the contest. Completed houses will be displayed at selected downtown merchants throughout the season. There will be three categories for contestants: Youth (up to 14), Adults, (age 15 and up), and Professionals (bakers, chefs, caterers, cooks, etc.) There will be cash prizes up to $200 and special gingerbread-style prizes hand made by local potters. And all who enter will receive a hand-crafted pottery ornament.
The Historical Society is hoping for participation from throughout the community, and is reaching out to schools and churches and organizations to encourage youth participation. They will also contact local restaurants and caterers, and adult groups as well. Entries may come from either individuals or groups.
The deadline to enter is November 17th. Information and entry forms will be found on the New Bern Historical Society website September 15th, www.NewBernHistorical.org.
Admission: $5-$15 to enter the contest. Viewing is FREE & Open to the Public!