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Join us Saturday, December 3rd, 10 am – 2 pm, for our annual Gingerbread Festival- a Roanoke Valley Holiday Tradition! This family-friendly event features a Gingerbread House Competition, holiday vendors, marshmallow roast, gingerbread cookie decorating, and entertainment. And don’t forget, visits with Santa!

Over 2,000 community members attended in 2021.

Visit the Gingerbread Houses at the Salem History Museum starting November 29th.  The festival will be held in Longwood Park on December 3rd.

Gingerbread Cottages and Villages

along Salem-Roanoke County’s Gingerbread Trail

are back this year! 

Stay tuned for more info about the Trail and how you can participate with local businesses to win prizes!

If your business is interested in a Cottage or becoming part of a Village, we’ve got lots of great ideas from our designers and have something for everyone!  The sky’s the limit! 

We will have a meeting at noon on August 24th at the Chamber to share information about the Trail, construction schedule, and answer your questions!  Call (540)387-0267 or email us at if you would like to attend on the 24th.  If you can’t attend but are interested, we will be happy to schedule a meeting at a time more suitable for you.

Join us as an Artist, Crafter, Commercial Vendor or Food Vendor!

     Thank you to our

2022 Festival Sponsors!