Gingerbread House Competition



2015 Boom Island Gingerbread House Contest Rules

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015.
Time: Contest begins at 2:30. Contestants can arrive any time after 1pm to set up and drink a beer.
Contest will consist of 12 Teams, 4 members maximum per team.
Cost: $20 per team. Teams that have secured a spot must either go to the taproom and drop off their check, or send check to:

Boom Island Gingerbread Contest
Attn: Jim
2014 Washington Ave. N., #300
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Checks must be received by Friday, December 11. Waiting list spots will be filled Friday afternoon.

Taproom will be open Sunday, December 13, 1-6 PM. 1:00-2:30pm will consist of setup and starting tabs, contest runs from 2:30-4:30 PM. Judging will take place immediately after with winners announcement.

Each Team will be supplied with one standard gingerbread kit, included edible toppings and have access to extra edible candy, frosting and supplies.Teams are allowed to bring in additional supplies, though all must be edible at the discretion of the judges.

Judging will be based a 10 point system on construction, originality, creativity, and overall appeal. Ties decided by Taproom Manager coin flip.

One person from each team must be present to collect prize after the winning team is announced.


1st – Pint Glass for each team member, one 2015 Yule bottle for each member, and a tote bag and token for each team member.
2nd –One bottle of Hoodoo or Brimstone for each team member, a tote bag for each member, and one token for each member.
3rd – One beer token for each member of the team.

Tokens can only be redeemed on future visit to the taproom.

Sign up begins Tuesday, November 24th, at noon- must email Jim at One email per team, listing names of other team members please. Teams will be added to list as emails arrive, a five team waiting list will also be compiled. Teams can also sign up and pay in person during taproom hours after announcement is made. Each confirmed team will be designated a number, which will act as the team name.

Boom Island Taproom Hours

W-F: 4-9pm
Sat: 1-9pm
Sun: 1-6pm

Thisis a low-key contest, intended as an excuse to drink some quality Belgian-styled beer, listen to some great music and to embrace the holidays with your family and friends. EbeneezerScrooge types not welcome.

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