8th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off

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December 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hermann Square at City Hall
900 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Gingerbread Build Off

Architecture Center Houston will host the 8th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall's Hermann Square Saturday December 10, 2016. Over 30 competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 3,000 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids' construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is free and open to the public!

Team registration for the 2016 event is open to local architecture firms, design professional, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Traditionally Themed, Best Non-Traditionally Themed, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Event Day Schedule:
9:00 - 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 - 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 - 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 - 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
2:00 - 3:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 - 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off, winners and select competitors will be featured in a one week exhibition December 12-16, free and open to the public at Architecture Center Houston