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The James K. Polk Museum Shop will host its sixth annual gingerbread house contest and display on December 6-14.  Entries must be submitted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 or Thursday, December 5.  Winners will be announced on December 6.  The prizes are:

Child (ages 11 and younger)- $50 prize 

Youth (ages 12-17)- $50 prize    

Adult (ages 18 and older)- $100 prize       

Family or Group- $100 prize.

The contest guidelines are listed below.  If you have questions or need additional information, please call (931) 388-2354.


1) Entries must be at least 50% gingerbread.  All components except the base must be edible.

2) Entries must be freestanding on a base no larger than 24" x 18".  Houses may not be taller than 24".

3) Contestants should include the following information with their entries: name, entry division, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.



The James K. Polk Home and Museum is located at 301 W. 7th Street in downtown Columbia, TN.

Free parking is available in the lot across 7th Street or along High Street on the east side of the main house.

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