Gingerbread House Contest & Display

Arts & Museum Exhibits

October 4, 2017 to December 22, 2017

The Packwood House Museum


The Packwood House Museum invites you to participate in the 1st annual Packwood House Museum Gingerbread House Display and Competition.  All houses will be on display in the Kelly Gallery at the Museum from Friday, December 1 through Friday, December 22, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

There are a variety of categories in which to enter.  Pre-school and Kindergarten, Elementary School grades 1-5, Middle School grades 6-8, High School grades 9-12, Adult 18+, Families, and Culinary, an individual associated with a culinary class.


Gingerbread for the house may be made from scratch, or purchased pre-made in a kit.

Wilton icing must be used to construct the house and adhere decorations.  Regular icing becomes rancid. A recipe for Wilton icing, competition and design rules may be found under Museum Exhibits and Events at


Entries will be judged on overall appearance, originality, difficulty of design and adherence to design.


To participate in this event simply register online at or stop by and register at the Tour Center at The Packwood House Museum 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg. Completed forms may be mailed to 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or dropped off at the Museum's Tour Center.


Please join the holiday fun!  Register early! Space is limited! We can only accept the first 50 entries we receive!


For more information on the exhibit or touring the Museum, or to schedule an appointment, please call 570-524-0323 or visit






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