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December 04, 2015 at Ripon, Wisconsin in Ripon, WI.

The aroma of holiday spices, candy canes, sugar gumdrops, and gingerbread will soon swirl through the air. The contest is hosted by Farrell’s Fine Furnishings located at 214 Watson Street in downtown Ripon. The public is invited to vote for their favorites on Friday evening, December 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm during the Living Windows event. The festive Gingerbread Houses will be displayed throughout the Dickens weekend.

Bakers will compete for their creation to be voted the best in one of two categories: children 14 and under; and an adult/family category. Parents are welcome to guide their children who enter the children’s category, but they are asked to leave the creativity and most of the construction up to their kids. Two prizes will be awarded in the adult/family category with 1st place receiving a $150 cash prize and 2nd place receiving $75 in Farrell’s gift certificates. The children’s winner will be awarded $50.

The deadline for entering the contest is December 3. All entries must be delivered to Farrell’s Fine Furnishings by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3 along with a $10 entry fee. The Gingerbread Houses will remain on display at the Farrell’s throughout the Dickens of a Christmas festival.

The Gingerbread House Contest is part of Ripon’s 25th annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration which takes place December 4-6, 2015. This year the event will showcase a variety of holiday activities throughout the community such as the Dickens of a Quilt Show, the Tour of Homes, various musical performances, beautifully decorated trees in the Enchanted Forest, and more. The highlight of the weekend is the Victorian scenes of Living Windows in downtown businesses on Friday evening.

For additional information on the Gingerbread House Contest, contact Troy Farrell at (920) 748-6370.

For information about Dickens of a Christmas weekend, go to www.riponwi.com or call the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce at (920) 748-6764.

Address: 114 Scott Street, PO Box 365, Ripon
Dickens of a Christmas Gingerbread House Contest

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