2018 gingerbread contest
info & registration

Get ready to preheat the oven, pull out the cookie sheets, get your creative juices flowing, and enter Mixed Company’s Gingerbread House Contest!

>> download/print the rules & entry form <<

Gingerbread Houses may be entered in one of the following categories:

  • Family: Parent(s) and their children under the age of 18

  • Child: Individual, age 8-17

  • Adult: Individual, age 18 and older

Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place entries in each of the categories.


  • Saturday, December 8 - Deadline to submit entry form (either online or in-store) and pay $5 entry fee.

  • Thursday, December 13 - Gingerbread structures should be delivered to Mixed Company between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Photos of entrants and their entries will be taken.)

  • Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16 - Voting takes place (online and in-person).

  • Sunday, December 16 – Join us for Christmas Tea with Mrs. Claus! From 11am – 1pm anyone’s welcome to visit the store and decorate some gingerbread cookies. We’ll announce the winners at 1pm!

  • Monday, December 17 - Entries can be picked up any time after 7:00 a.m. Entries not picked up by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18 will be discarded.

Throughout the Dec. 14-16 weekend, free-will donations will be collected for a local family in need (distributed via Teppi Bundy at CRES). Mixed Company will match ALL donations!!


  • Get creative! Gingerbread structures don’t have be “just” houses. They could be train stations, barns, birdhouses, lighthouses, bridges, ships, or other imaginative dwellings.

  • Gingerbread structures must be constructed mainly of gingerbread and icing. Styrofoam and other support materials are not permitted. Kits are allowed but an extra five votes will be given to those made from scratch.

  • All components of the display, except for the base, must be made of edible materials. Edible materials include candy, nuts, cereal, cookies, crackers, pasta, and other food items that do not include wrappers or sticks. Wrappers should be removed from candy and other decorations.

  • Entries should be mounted on a cardboard or plywood base that is a maximum of 18" x 18". Entries should not be taller than 24".

  • Attach a piece of paper with the entrant's name and telephone number to the underside of the base. Entries must be constructed in 2018.

Questions? Please call Johnna 218-545-1010 or Tracey 218-232-5590

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