The Best of This Year’s National Gingerbread Competition

This year’s Grand Prize Winner by Gail Oliver

This year the Omni Hotel’s Grove Park Inn held their 27th annual National Gingerbread House Competition on November 18th with an impressive 220+ entries.

National Gingerbread Competition

We have covered the competition multiple times before, always sharing with you each of the winning entries within their categories. This year, we are not doing that because we found that we don’t always agree with the judges- instead we’re sharing with you the entires we thought most impressive, regardless of category.

That said, the three top winning entries were also picks on our list.

Taking home the Grand Prize was Gail Oliver with her Jungle Tiki-like Gingerbread creation


Beatriz Muller’s modern take on the Gingerbread House was the second place winner:

The third place winner was this detailed gingerbread Gypsy Wagon by Larry and Julia Vorpahl:

Other entries we thought most impressive:

The winning creations will be on display Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020 at the hotel.