The Bar Harbor Historical Society invites you to take part in their 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, December 9th. You can either make a gingerbread house or vote for the People's Choice Award!

This year the first place winner will receive a $300 cash prize. There will also be a $100 cash prize for the best entry done by a child under the age of 12 and the People's Choice winner will receive $100 cash.

The public showing of the entries, and judging by the public takes place, Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

The contest is open to all, professional and amateurs. Groups may submit an entry they constructed together. Adults may supervise participants in the under 12 age division.

Entries cannot exceed 1.5 feet in height, 1.5 feet in wide, or 1.5 feet in depth, including the foundation board. Entries must be constructed entirely of edible materials. There is no charge for admission or to enter.

Submissions must be dropped off at the Historical Society Museum at 33 Ledgelawn Avenue in Bar Harbor on Friday, December 8th, between 11AM. and 1PM. unless other arrangements are made.

Former Epi Sub Shop owner John Wert, who for years filled his Bar Harbor establishment with an entire village made of gingerbread, is among this year’s judges. Wert has also donated some of the prize money.

“This is a wonderful event for the entire family,” said Historical Society Director Deborah Dyer. “Last year we had hundreds of people stop by and put in their vote for People’s Choice.”

For more information email bhhistorical@gwi.net ,message the society on its Facebook Page. or call 288-0000.