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Edible Book Festival

Tue, Mar 5th

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Edible Book Festival is returns on March 5 from 6:00-7:00pm. Come see what crazy and amazing creations your friends and neighbors come up with. 

What is an Edible Book?
An edible book is an item that looks like a book, puns on a title, refers to a character, or just has something to do with books. The only rule is that entries must be made from edible ingredients. Edible Book Festivals have been held all over the world, and there is array of examples found online. The festival started as a celebration to commemorate the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food.  The Edible Book Festival is usually held around April 1, but Whitefish Bay Public Library is holding the festival to celebrate Library Lover’s Month in February. 

How do I participate? 
The Edible Book Festival is open to anyone: the young, the old, and everyone in between. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best in Show
Best Pun/Play on Words
Most Edible
Best Engineering
Most Creative Use of Ingredients

How do I register my entry?
Stop by the library to pick up a registration form, or register here.

What can I make as an entry for the festival?
Need some inspiration for an entry? Make your very own edible book depicting your favorite book character. You can also take a cherished title and turn it into a pun (think “Much Ado About Muffins”). Or just make an entry that looks like a book or book cover. Still in need of inspiration? Search the web for “edible book festival.” Stop by the library and we’ll point you in the right direction.

But I’m not creative, can I still participate? 
Absolutely! On March 5 from 6-7pm, entries will be displayed for all to see. Stop by and you will have the opportunity to pick your favorites in each category. Winners will be announced at 7:15pm.  Did I mention that there will be cupcakes? (Cupcakes are provided so that no one is tempted to taste the entries).