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Sweet Landmarks Gingerbread House Contest

December 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Build your favorite Wausau building using sweet treats.
See full rules and entry forms at
The Friends of Wausau Historic Landmarks is in search of gingerbread architects for their annual Sweet Landmarks of Wausau Gingerbread Contest to be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the Woodson History Center. The contest is held each year in conjunction with Marathon County Historical Society’s Holidays at the Houses event.
Youth and adults are invited to bring a building made entirely of edible items, the majority of which is gingerbread, but can include candies, herbs, and other food items. The only part that can be non-edible is the base of the entry. Entries must represent an architectural style such as Victorian, Neo-Gothic, Commercial, Bungalow or Ranch. Bonus points will be awarded if the structure represents a local building such as the Grand Theater or your own house.
Entries must be brought to the Woodson History Center on Saturday, December 10, 2022 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm (noon). There will be three age categories youth (up to age 11), teen (12-17), and adult (18 and over). Teams are allowed, but the prize money will be split among team members .
Judging, by three local judges, will follow immediately, with awards to be announced at about 1:00 pm. Prizes in each division are $50 for first place, $25 for second place and $15 for third place.
Entries will remain on display at the Woodson History Center through the holidays following the contest, until January 5, 2023. The gingerbread buildings will be open for viewing during Woodson History Center’s business hours (Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 1:00-4:30 pm).
Full rules and entry forms can be found on our Facebook and our website, you have further questions please call Christine at 715-212-9922.


December 10, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Friends of Wausau Historic Landmarks

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