After a 2-year hiatus hiatus, the Bar Harbor Gingerbread House Contest is returning on Saturday, December 10th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To celebrate, the prize purse has been doubled, with this year's grand prize of $500 and a community favorite prize of $250 and a children's prize of $250.

Gingerbread house entries should be made with all edible materials and delivered to LaRochelle on West Street, between 2 and 4 p.m. The children's category is for children 13 and younger, and they may have "reasonable" adult assistance.

The 2022 contest is hosted by the Bar Harbor Historical Society and sponsored by The Swan Real Estate Agency. Everyone is welcome to come on Saturday, December 10th and vote for their favorites. There will be no charge for visitors on Saturday the 10th.

Bakers and decorators who are interested in entering this year's contest should email Kim Swan for more information..

The Museum and Gift Shop will be open at LaRochelle on Saturday, December 10th.

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