I love living in Asheville and will be so sad to leave this wonderful town when my husband begins his career in the Air Force (starting in spring). This was my first and only Christmas here, so I tried to soak up as much or the holiday locally as possible amid working. During one of my breaks, a friend took me to the Grove Park Inn, a large historic resort happily situated in the north part of town with incredible mountain vista views, to see the National Gingerbread House Competition entries and winners. It was so cool that I had to go back again with Jordan ad my camera.
|Some general entry adult houses|
The competition had multiple categories: children, young adult, teen, and adult. There were far too many houses/ gingerbread sculptures to show you all of them, and the rooms with the young adult, teen and children entries were all much too dark and crowded to get good pictures. However, you'd never know the young adult and teen winners didn't bake professionally. Their prize winners were all leaps and bounds better than most of the general entry adult ones.
|Adult Prize winner. The box looked like real wood!|
|I feel like only the sleigh in this adult winner was actually gingerbread, but the horse was just so incredible.|