Event Information


Certificates and ribbons will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in each of the five divisions listed below. Participation certificates will be given to all entries.

  • Individual Youth Division - Individuals ages 13 and under - $25 entry fee

  • Individual Adult Division - Individuals ages 14 and over- $25 entry fee

  • Group Youth Division - Families, groups and clubs, ages 13 and under - $50 entry fee

  • Group Adult Division - Families, groups and clubs, ages 14 and over - $50 entry fee

  • Business Division - Businesses, non-profits, and other similar organizations. $75 entry fee


Entries will be judged on a scale of 1-10 and the entry in each category with the highest points will win first place, etc. Five judges are selected from the local community. Judging will be held from 9am - 10am on Sunday, Nov. 11. Judging will be based on:

  • Overall Appearance

  • Originality & Creativity

  • Difficulty

  • Precision & Neatness

  • Adherence to construction guidelines

Important Dates

  • Entry Deadline - Friday, Nov. 9 at 9am

  • Sunday, November 11

  • Delivery - 8:00 am-9:00 am

  • Judging - 9:00 am-10:00 am

  • Ribbons and Certificates - 10:30 am

  • Display/Voting - 11:00 am-6:00 pm

  • People's Choice Winner Announced - 6:00 pm

  • Pick-up - 6:00 pm-6:30 pm

People’s Choice Award

This event raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri through sponsorships, donations, and entry fees. We encourage each entry or team to raise funds for their individual creation through our online voting system.

The creation that raises the most votes/funds during the designated voting period will be presented the People’s Choice Award.

Schedule of Events

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gingerbread Display and Voting

Kids’ Crafts & Activities

Mother Goose Storytime (to 3:30 pm)

On the KPLA Stage:

  • 12:00 - Wontanara African Dancers

  • 1:00 - Abby Bertz, Alpha Delta Pi

  • 2:00 - Holiday Fiddling Trio

  • 3:00- The Boonslick Chordbusters

  • 4:00 - The Clark Academy of Irish Dance

  • 5:30 - Canta Bella - Choral Arts Alliance

Gingerbread Kits are available through Harold’s Doughnuts!

Their made-from-scratch gingerbread kits include everything you need to craft your very own house. In addition to large gingerbread pieces measuring approximately 5" x 5", they include ready-to-go scratch-made royal icing packaged in a pastry bag as well as a handful of candies in your kit to get you started! Each kit is packaged in a dozen size doughnut box that easily transforms into a gingerbread house foundation for you to use for a sturdy display!

You can reserve your kit on the registration form for $25, paid to Harold’s upon pick-up.

For more information on this event contact Melanie Dixon at melanie@rmhcmidmo.org or call 573-443-7666.