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Gingerbread Structures

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Gingerbread structure

The Gingerbread Village features a grand display of handmade and entirely edible gingerbread structures. All of the gingerbread entries can be bid on through silent auction during the Festival. 

Read the Gingerbread Village Guidelines for more information. 

Children and adults are invited to create their own entry for the Gingerbread Village. Gingerbread Village designers will receive four Festival of Trees general admission tickets for each structure. Designers will be listed in the Festival of Trees program and the special insert in The State Journal-Register. Each structure will be provided identification signage.

Super Setup

Super Setup will be held at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Sunday, Nov. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. All entries must be completed and delivered during this time.

For more information, please contact the Festival of Trees Office at 217-788-4301 or email us.