Help us raise funds by participating in this fun holiday competition!

Rules & Requirements

We’d like to see creations from your past that hold a special place in your heart. This can be a building, a landscape, an object, a scene, or a house. A short tale of your chosen design will accompany your entry. This competition is more about connecting through stories than the actual quality of your design. So if you’ve never built with gingerbread before, please don’t let the challenge deter you! This is about having fun and creating new traditions.

Who Can Enter:

Young children to seniors are welcome to participate. Family, friend, organization, and business entries are encouraged! If you're unable to transport your entry please contact Lacy. We want everyone to feel included and will do our best to help accommodate you. 


The Judging Panel:

Sarah Theodore (Neibler), Sunshine and Moons, LLC.

Ingrid Wussow, Former Bakery Owner and City Councilwoman

Deborah Williams, Historic Preservation Commissioner & Children’s Book Author

*Judging will be concluded by 6:00 p.m. and winners will be announced by the Hotel Colorado MC, Christian, shortly thereafter.


The People’s Choice Winner will be announced at a later date, so attendees can continue to vote throughout the night.


Judging Rules:

Gingerbread houses will be judged on creativity, detail, festiveness and story. This is NOT a tasting competition, but ALL parts that show MUST be edible - excluding the base.  Base size can be no bigger than 24” x 24” and designs may not extend the base. Please ensure your base is sturdy.



You must complete the two-step process below by filling out the Entry Form AND paying the $25.00 registration fee through Yapsody by November 15th. Each entry will be given a number which is to be attached to your gingerbread house at drop off.

Neatly handwritten or typed stories MUST be included with your gingerbread entry. Stories MUST fit on an index card. Winning entries along with their stories will be posted on our Facebook page and pictures will be displayed in the gift shop at the Frontier Historical Museum.

Entries are to be taken home by 8:30 p.m. that night.


Contest Time & Location:

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt Room at the Hotel Colorado. Drop off creations between 10 a.m. – noon on November 26th. Use the east entrance.



There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner.

1st - $200; 2nd - $100; 3rd - $50.

In addition to each winner, there will be a People’s Choice Winner that will be judged by onlookers donating a minimum of $5.00 at the door. The People’s Choice winner will be offered a guest judge spot in next year’s gingerbread competition.



Lacy King at (970) 379-4617


To enter your gingerbread creations please complete the two-step process by paying the $25.00 registration fee through the Yapsody button below, and filling out the following Entry Form. We can't wait to see what you create!

Entry Form

To enter your gingerbread design, please fill out the required information below.