A Gingerbread House Contest in Montauk

If you’ve already made a gingerbread house for the holidays, you might not want to take a bite of it just yet. The folks at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center are hosting a gingerbread contest with two divisions, one for adults and one for kids 17 and under.

Any type of edible structure will qualify, such as a train or Hansel and Gretel’s cottage in the woods. The entire piece must be edible. There is a chance that some of the creative goodies will be displayed in a sunny spot, so be careful that you don’t use candies that will melt. Entries must be freestanding and attached to a sturdy base no bigger than 24 inches by 18 inches. The base must be concealed by an edible product.

Those registering with the Playhouse in advance will receive 10 percent off a supply of candy at the Candied Anchor in downtown Montauk. A registration fee of $10 will be charged.

To be eligible for judging by the public, all entries must be delivered to the Playhouse in completed form by Wednesday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The houses, planes, and automobiles will be on display through Dec. 20 and returned on Dec. 21.

Winners, who will receive gift certificates to local businesses, will be announced at a cookie-exchange party at the Playhouse on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.