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Date(s) - 11/29/2021 - 12/03/2021
11:00 am - 8:00 pm


Build a fun gingerbread creation and enter it to win $50 in gift cards!

You are cordially invited to enter our third annual Gingerbread House Contest! Use your imagination and gingerbread to build anything from a simple cottage to an elaborate historic reproduction.

Entries should have an entry form attached and submitted in person on December 4 at the entrance to River Mill Park in Occoquan between 9am and 11am. A special tent will be decorated for these deliveries and the community will be invited to vote for their favorites. Download an entry form: Gingerbread Contest entry form 2021

Voting for this community contest will take place on December 4 during the Artisan Market, between the hours of 11am and 8pm.


  • Traditional Gingerbread: Any structure is allowed in this category, i.e. Victorian, colonial, modern, house, barn, cottage, etc.
  • Authentic Reproduction of a Structure in Occoquan: Pay tribute to the town and recreate a magical reproduction of a building within Occoquan’s historic district. Your display must include a picture of the real thing.
  • Gingerbread Creations/Youth: Combine your favorite candy and delicious edibles to design your gingerbread house! Graham crackers are acceptable in this category. (There are no age restrictions in any category, but Gingerbread Creations was designed for the younger set to be able to enter and compete.)


Winners will be announced on Sunday, December 5 at noon via Facebook Live.

More info: Gingerbread Contest. Questions? Contact the Events Director at

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