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River Lights Annual Gingerbread House Contest


Welcome to River Lights Annual Gingerbread House Contest.  This annual tradition is a great way to get involved in Amherstburg's community spirit while showing off your unique style and skills.  

Here are a few rules to abide by:

1. Gingerbread Houses must be placed on a board base that does not extend more than 5" of the exterior of the house.

2. Except for the base, entries must be constructed and composed completely of edible materials.

3. Youth & Teen contestants may be supervised with the baking for safety precautions by a parent or guardian.  All Gingerbread House construction, design and decorations must be done by the individual(s) entering the contest.

4. This Form can be filled out online until Wednesday Nov. 13th or printed and submited in person with the Gingerbread House.

5. All submissions must arrive on Thursday Nov. 14th between 2-6pm at the Life Size Gingerbread Warming House in Toddy Jones Park (50 North St.).

6. Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 22nd, 2019.

7. All entries will remain on display until Sunday, Jan. 5th, 2020.

8. If you wish to pick up your entry after the contest you must do so on Sunday Jan. 5th, 2020 between 5:30-8:30pm.

9. Entries not picked up on Sunday, Jan 5th, between 5:30-8:30pm will be disposed of.


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