If you’re a fan of festive craft beer, delightful desserts turned into architectural masterpieces and a jolly good time for the whole family, ‘yule’ love this event!
The sixth annual Gingerbread House Challenge dares local businesses, nonprofits and student groups to form teams and display their holiday spirit and creativity by constructing a gingerbread house based on a central theme.
Hosted by BHCyp, the young professionals board of the Better Housing Coalition, event attendees vote on their favorite houses to select the $500 People’s Choice Winner, and an expert judging panel will crown the $500 Runner-Up and $1,000 Grand Prize Winner! 100% of proceeds supported BHC’s mission of changing lives and transforming communities through high-quality affordable housing.
Date & Time: Sunday, November 13, 2022
Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA
General admission is free! To vote: $5 for 2 votes; $10 for 5 votes
Limited number of VIP Ticket packages are available! Each year our VIP ticket packages sell out, so plan to get yours early!
Sold only in advance, VIP packages are $20 and include:
- 5 votes
- 1 Hardywood drink ticket
- Exclusive VIP cup koozie
- Gingerbread cookie
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
If you’re looking for a great team building activity, a creative outlet, or just want to compete for some cold, hard cash, form a Gingerbread House Challenge team! Teams of 2-6 members can sign up between now and October 16 or until all 18 spaces are filled.
Be a part of the action and support a great cause. Submit your entry form for the 2022 competition today!
Sponsorships are still available!
Beer. Dessert. Cut-throat holiday competition. What more could you ask for???
Sponsors of the event will be highly visible to a diverse and merry crowd as the weekend of the Hardywood Gingerbread Stout release has historically drawn over 2,000 Richmonders. And that doesn’t include the gingerbread contest and celebrity judge panel.
Follow Us on Instagram
Follow Gingy on his adventures around RVA and be the first to know of event updates!
Gingerbread House Challenge 2020
We had a merry good time! Here’s a recap of our last event:
- BHC’s first (and hopefully only) virtual Gingerbread House Challenge
- 10 competitors
- 122 team donors
- $36,500+ raised
2020 Virtual Gingerbread House Challenge Winner, Team Sleigh Belles, “I’ll be Home for Christmas”
2018 Grand Prize Winner, Architecture Design Office; “Nightmare Before Christmas”
2017 Grand Prize Winner, Gearharts Chocolates; “Main Street Station”
See all the photos from our past competitions on our Flickr page!
Contact Sarah Fernald, Director of Community Engagement.