The Staatsburgh State Historic Site has announced an online gingerbread house contest for children, families and adults, with prizes in each category.
Houses made from kits or from scratch are both welcome. The contest’s adult categories include two themes: “Most Creative Decoration” and “Most Over-the-Top, Fabulous House, in the Spirit of Ruth Mills and the Gilded Age.”
Gingerbread houses must be entered by December 20th. To enter, create your house, take pictures of it, and submit with an entry form, which can be found online. All entries will be featured on the site’s social media and website, and winners will be announced on December 23rd.
Three prizes will be awarded in each of the contest categories. Children ages 7-11, and 12-15 can win gift certificates for Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck; adults can win gift baskets featuring Staatsburgh’s custom-blend tea from Harney & Sons and other tea-related goodies, or gift certificates for Adams Fairacre Farms.
More information is available online. For questions on the entry process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.