TAUNY’s Annual Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest “2021 Maker’s Choice”

Have you thought about your Gingerbread House submission this year? Our annual Sugar & Spice Gingerbread House display is a favorite of visitors to The TAUNY Center. Our 2021 theme is ... Maker’s Choice! Usually, we choose a specific theme each year, but this year we are leaving it up to wherever your imagination takes you.

We are taking a hiatus from competition and categories this year. All makers who enter will receive a prize. Whatever your skill level, TAUNY invites you to participate and make this tradition continue! We are excited to see the outcomes and look forward to all of your gingerbread houses.

Submissions can be dropped off at The TAUNY Center during business hours Friday, November 26th through Thursday, December 2nd. Visit here to download the submission form.

Link to the facebook event posting.
As always, the Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Contest and Display entries must be made of gingerbread baked from scratch and be entirely edible. Maximum base size is 20" x 20”. Please bring in your submission on a sturdy base of some kind. A registration form (available online at tauny.org and in The North Country Folkstore) will include space for a brief description of the gingerbread house and/or a statement from the artist.

The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life--present and past--in the North Country. To do so, TAUNY seeks to research and preserve a record of diverse groups, customs and traditions; to recognize and empower traditional arts and artists; to identify and promote regional identity; and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about folklore and culture. More information is available at tauny.org.