Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is busy planning its 2017 holiday extravaganza for Ashland and the surrounding community.  We are continuing our Gingerbread House Competition continuing with the theme “Holidays at the Highlands”.

We are inviting you and/or your group to participate in our holiday community service project. This is an excellent opportunity for you to support the museum and to showcase and share your talents with the community.   Competition categories for the 2017 season are:

  • Family and Consumer Science students and other high school organizations
  • Professional Decorators
  • Community individuals or groups including Home School students, Scout troops, etc.

Gingerbread houses will need to be turned in at the museum on November 29 or 30 Wednesday between 10 am and 4 pm or Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm.  Houses will be on display from December 2 until January 2, 2018 during regular museum hours and at these special events:

  • Holiday Open House—December 2, 2017
  • Friends of the Highlands Christmas Tour of Homes—December 2 and 3

All individuals who submit entries are invited to be our guests at the Open House on December from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  Ribbons will be awarded to the top 3 houses in the school entries.  To be eligible for a prize the house must be made of gingerbread.  Professional decorators will be recognized by posting decorator’s name and business at the display.  Ribbons will be sent to appropriate winners in January.

Click here to download the registration form.  Guidelines and entry instructions for the competition are attached.  For additional information, contact Kathy Hill at 606-325-4038, or 859-327-6487 or email  If you plan to participate, let Mrs. Hill know by e-mail as soon as possible so that she can plan adequate display space. We are looking forward to all the entries and another successful “Holidays at the Highlands”.  We, at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, sincerely hope that you will join us in this project for the 2017 holiday season.