KOHLER, Wis. – January 29, 2018 – The winners of the 21st annual Gingerbread Festival competition have been announced by Kohler Foundation. Throughout the month of December, the Waelderhaus was host to a delicious collection of houses, barns, castles, and Christmas villages. Cash prizes, based on votes tallied from a record 8,800 visitors, are being awarded in six categories. The overall highest vote-getter of the festival was the creative and detailed depiction of “Tree Living” by Lake Country Academy’s Middle School students.
Hansel and Gretel popularized gingerbread houses by discovering a house in the forest made entirely of bread and sugar. Beginning November 24 Waelderhaus, the historic “house in the woods” will treat families to holiday music and dozens of sugary creations on display at the 21st Annual Gingerbread Festival.