2021 Festival of Gingerbread winners

Festival of Gingerbread

The History Center’s winners of its 36th annual Festival of Gingerbread competition.

History Center announces 2021 Festival Gingerbread winners

Fort Wayne, Indiana (November 22, 2021) — The History Center has announced winners of the 36th annual Festival of Gingerbread competition.

Winners are:

PreK – 2nd Grade Individual

  • 1st – Andrew Herber
  • 2nd – Kallen Reimer
  • 3rd – Lydia Neff

PreK – 2nd Grade Group

  • 1st – St. Joseph Hessen Cassel 2nd Grade Group 1
  • 2nd – St. Joseph Hessen Cassel 2nd Grade Group 2
  • 3rd – Leo United Methodist Pre-school Kindergarten Prep

3rd – 6th Grade Individual

  • 1st – Delaney Heintz
  • 2nd – Johann Mondragon
  • 3rd – Avery Nicole

3rd – 6th Grade Group

  • 1st – Scarlett Nees & Tate Griffin
  • 2nd – Gemma & Charlie Schroeder
  • 3rd – Frontier Girls & Boys Troop 579 Group #4

Teen Individual

  • 1st – Mary Schroeder
  • 2nd – Sierra Harber
  • 3rd – Grace Johnson

Teen Group

  • 1st – Mackenzie Nees & Ellie Short
  • 2nd – American Heritage Girls IN3712
  • 3rd – Woodburn Missionary Church 7th and 8th Grade Girls

Adult Individual

  • 1st – Angelika Bensch
  • 2nd – Veronica Orme
  • 3rd – Jennifer Andrew

Adult Group

  • 1st – McDonald/DeGaetano
  • 2nd – Chapman Place
  • 3rd – Larissa & Alane Johnson


  • 1st – Skaggs Family
  • 2nd – McMullen Family
  • 3rd – Mary Moseberth & Arianna Herman


  • 1st – Cookie Friends
  • 2nd – Danielle Oliver
  • 3rd – Eric Becker

Historical Theme – Adult

  • Cookie Friends

Historical Theme – Student

  • Mary Schroeder

People’s Choice Awards and honorary awards will be announced at the end of the Festival.

The History Center is excited to announce that the 36th Annual Festival of Gingerbread returns Friday, November 26th and runs through Sunday, December 19th. With 110 new creations crafted this year by gingerbread artists of all ages and skill levels, this cherished holiday event will continue its tradition of joyful spirit, even with necessary additional precautions.

Admission to the Festival is $6 for adults ages 18-64; $4 for seniors ages 65+ and students ages 3-17; and free to children age 2 and under. History Center members also receive free admission. There is no extra charge for special activities or events unless indicated. Admission also includes the opportunity to visit the entire museum.

Extended hours during the Festival of Gingerbread are Monday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; and Sunday noon to 5 pm. The History Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

To accommodate as many people as possible, the History Center will again be offering our “Virtual Gingerbread Tour,” available for purchase through our website. This professionally produced video tour will feature each gingerbread creation so you can enjoy the Festival from the comfort our your own home. The Virtual Tour will be first available Friday, November 26th; please visit our website for additional details.

In addition to a virtual option, during our busiest hours (including Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), the History Center is pre-selling tickets in 15 minute staggered tour start times. During these times, tickets are required and must be purchased in advance through our website. Additional restrictions may apply, so please visit for the most up to date information.

On Preview Night, November 24th, visitors can get a sneak peek at the gingerbread creations from 3 to 9 pm, when admission is only $3 per person. Advanced tickets will be required for Preview Night.

Indiana Michigan Power will once again sponsor a free night at the Festival on Tuesday, November 30th, from 5 to 9 pm. Advanced free tickets will be required for Free Night: available at

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