From December 1st through December 31st, Kent will once again be the scene for one of the largest Gingerbread Festivals in Connecticut!  Dozens of gingerbread creations will be revealed in participating shops in Kent. Sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, Kent Barns and Foreign Cargo.

Lots of places feature colorful gingerbread houses for the holidays, but Kent, CT goes a step further. The whole town will take place in this sugary sweet celebration. Everyone is invited to follow the Gingerbread Walk through town to view imaginative and ingenious gingerbread delights. Visitors can enjoy the displays as they navigate the gingerbread map and solve the new riddle the Ginger Girls have cooked up this year. At the end, we need you to vote for your favorite creations. Displays are guaranteed to delight all ages!

The Gingerbread Festival takes place Monday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Most of the participating shops are open 7 days a week and the shop hours vary but PLEASE NOTE some are closed on Mondays and/or Tuesdays so plan your visit accordingly.

Visit any of the participating shops to pick up your Gingerbread Map.  Follow the map to see the gingerbread creations.  On the back of the map you will find a puzzle to complete, as well as to vote on your favorites.  Find the letter associated with that gingerbread creation to figure out the puzzle.  Return the completed puzzle to Foreign Cargo (17 North Main Street) to receive a complimentary treat!

Participating shops:

Kent Greenhouse; Annie Bananie General, Chestnut Woodworking, House of Books, J.P. Gifford Market,

Foreign Cargo, 109 Cheese Market, Kingsley Tavern, Heron American Craft Gallery,  The Covered Wagon Country Store,

Bella Jewelers, Main Street Antiques/Koblenz & Co. Antique & Estate Jewelry, Kent Memorial Library, Kent Station Pharmacy,

Fife 'n Drum Restaurant, Fife 'n Drum Gift Shop, and Boomerang Consignment.

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  • Starting Wednesday, December 5th, 2018, repeated every week every day until Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm




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