The Gingerbread Festival Returns to the Jeremiah Lee Mansion

The Marblehead Family Fund and Marblehead Museum and Historical Society would like to thank the community for supporting our ninth annual Gingerbread Festival. We had a wonderful turnout and an impressive 84 creations submitted!


This event continues to be a hallmark of our Marblehead holiday traditions and part of what makes this community so special. 

Thank you to all who donated their creativity, time and treats in making a creation. Thank you to all the volunteers that make this event possible: Gilbert & Cole for donating the boards, and to our judges this year, Dougy Shubie of Shubie’s, Emily DeWitt of Stowaway Sweets, Kristen Pollard of Mud Puddle Toys, Matthew Merritt of Gilbert and Cole and Patti Baker from the Marblehead Harts Association.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event benefit the Marblehead Family Fund whose mission is to raise money for our parks and playgrounds and is actively campaigning to rebuild the playground at Hobbs, as well as the educational programming at the Marblehead Museum

We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Gingerbread Festival first-place winners:


Best in Show: Gingerbread MHD Fire Station, Sugar Dish Bakery
Best 5 and Under: Candy Castle, Amelie Benner
Best 6-10: Gingerbread Winter Fun, Mira Grace & Scarlett Seidel
Most Classic: A Winter’s Cottage, Julia Potvin
Most Creative: The Reason Why the Christmas Train was Late..Pokemon!, Joy Meshulam
Most Marblehead: Redd’s Pond, Amy & Cooper Wilson
Best School: Marblehead Harbor, St. Andrews Nursery School
Honorable Mentions:  Magdelena & Bryson Rieper 
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Seaside Nursery School
Magicians take Gillette, JJ Pollender

Thank you again to everyone who participated.  We look forward to seeing your creations at the Festival next year!

The NEW Devereux Beach Playground is a more popular family destination in Marblehead than ever before!


 The old playground had been in poor shape suffering corrosion and rust and many many years of wear and tear. The Marblehead Family Fund and the Marblehead Parks and Recreation Department have teamed together to improve Marblehead's playgrounds. Bring the family by to enjoy the new play structures at Devereux Beach. Share your comments with us on Face Book: Marblehead Family Fund.


The Marblehead Family Fund is a community organization created to improve Marblehead’s playgrounds, parks, and open spaces.  Our mission is to provide low-cost, family-focused events to raise funds for Marblehead’s recreational spaces.


The latest completed project was at Devereux Beach!

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