Entry deadline extended: December 16th

All Larimer County youth (age 5-18 years old) are invited to participate in our annual 4-H Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. 


Two 4-H Memberships for the 22-23 year ($50 value)

    Previous Winner:

    A dark brown gingerbread house made to look like a chicken house and barn. Text reads, "The Chickens & The House, Miles C."

    Award Categories

    • People's Choice
    • 4-H Staff Pick
      Previous Winner:
      A child smiles with their decorated gingerbread house. Text reads, "Sunshine Candy Land, Elizabeth, Brooklyn, & Eli"


      • Open to all Larimer County Residents age 5-18 years old
      • You do not need to be a current 4-H member 
      • Your design should include something about 4-H  (color, the clover, your favorite project, etc). 
      • If a winner has already enrolled, their fee will be refunded.
      • Use your own store-bought kit or make it from scratch.  We have a limited number of kits available in our office (at 1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins) for $5 each. 
      Previous Winner:
      A gingerbread house made to look like a log cabin. Text reads, "Wooden Bliss, Mennah E."

      To Enter:

      • Extended Deadline! The deadline to enter is Dec. 16th, 2023 at 8am
      • Email a photo of your entry to CSUExtension@larimer.org
        • Please Include:
          • The child's name & age 
          • The name/ theme of their entry. 

      Have questions? Email CSUExtension@larimer.org

      Previous Winner:
      An elegant gingerbread house. Text reads, "Sweedish Gingerbread House, Kashlin H."


      Non-Discrimination Statement

      Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

      Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.