NATIONAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION DISPLAY 2016, Asheville, NC

 

dscf2178

Nov. 27, 2016

What better way to boost  one’s holiday spirit  than to enjoy dozens of imaginative  Gingerbread Houses?   Every holiday season, there are many Gingerbread House Competitions throughout the country,  but the one held at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC  claims to be the largest.   It has been a annual  Grove Park Inn tradition now for 24 years.  After a terrific Thanksgiving feast  and about 8 hours of driving,  these were my favorites of the  150  I saw on display:

dscf2192

Keep in mind – the rules say – it  all  has to be edible…

dscf2189

Not sure what this is about  but you have to love the expression on that baby’s face!

dscf2183

dscf2255

dscf2212

dscf2233

dscf2204

Crazy amounts of detail…

dscf2206

Loved these trumpeters especially…

Now you may be asking – who won this competition?

dscf2193

3rd Place

dscf2214

2nd Place

dscf2225

1st Place

As I said, these were my favorites, though  I applaud them all for the hours of planning, work and dedication to finish their  wonderful  creations.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sparkyjen
    Dec 12, 2016 @ 19:30:59

    Oh I love Gingerbread Houses. Your pics are superb. What a wonderful tradition. I just posted a post about GB houses today. It’s National Gingerbread House Day. Brilliant!

    Like

    Reply

  2. Judy Ludwig
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 07:18:27

    This reminds me of the cake shows. These look like cakes! I am sure the asheville scenery was lovely too!

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: