2023 Gingerbread Festival


It’s that time of year again! We’ve got Santa on his way, Gingerbread Houses being delivered to the Salem Museum, wood being delivered for the Marshmallow Roast, cookies baking for decorating, and lots of holiday entertainment!

If you want to participate in the Gingerbread Trail, click HERE.

The festival will be held in Longwood Park on December 2nd from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Gingerbread Festival logo

Festival Entertainment Form

Please use this form if you want to be in the entertainment lineup.
By typing your name below, you are agreeing to perform your chosen entertainment at the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce's Gingerbread Festival on December 2nd, 2023. You also agree that this is a Rain or Shine Event.

Gingerbread House Competition Form

Please use this form if you want to enter the Gingerbread House competition.

Competition Category

Style of Creation

Competition Rules

• Each entry will be assigned a number which MUST be displayed with your house, along with a description including the creator’s name, category and the title of the piece. • Size cannot be larger than 20” x 20” • Each entry must be constructed of edible materials ONLY. Creations that include non-edible construction materials will NOT be eligible for awards. • The Salem Museum is not responsible for collapses or other damage to the gingerbread creations. • Entries must be delivered to the Salem Museum on November 28-30 between 10 am and 4 pm to be eligible for awards. • Entries may be picked up after 2pm on December 2nd, and must be picked up by December 9th. Entries will be disposed of if left at the Museum after December 9th. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Festival Food/Non Food Vendor Form

Please use this form if you are vendor of food, drinks, and other products and services.
Please include links to your website or social media pages.
Each Vendor will receive a 10' x 10' space. We will do our best to provide electricity if needed. Vendors are responsible to bring tent, table, and chairs. Approximately ten days prior to the event, you will be emailed set-up instructions. You must check in prior to unloading. NOTE: The Gingerbread Festival is a "rain or shine" event and NO refunds will be given.
If you have less than 6 employees in the Roanoke Valley, you can become a chamber member for only $185 annual fee. You'll save $25 today and receive: Member rate to participate in future events and a complimentary booth in our Annual Showcase in January 2023. Chamber members enjoy the benefit of networking, marketing, professional development and volunteer opportunities in addition to other benefits.

Payment Information

We'll email a confirmation and invoice to the address listed above within 72 hours. Direct sales and chain businesses will be limited to 1 booth per brand name and should be paid promptly to secure your spot. All others, payment is due by November 1st, 2023


By typing your name below, you are agreeing to: Payment of your invoice by November 1st, 2023. No cancellations, refunds or selling of spaces. If you are unable to attend and wish to sell your space, the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber must approve any replacement vendor. You also agree that this is a Rain or Shine Event and no refunds will be given.