The Edible Book Festival is an annual event usually held on or around April 1, which is also known as Edible Book Day. The global event has been celebrated since 2000 in various parts of the world, where edible books are created, displayed, and small events are held. The creations are photographed, judged by a panel of judges, and then consumed.
There are two rules: entries must be edible and they must somehow relate to a book. Edible books can look like a book in form and shape, be inspired by a book or author, can be a pun of a book title, can refer to a book character, reproduce a book cover, or just have something to do with books in general. Entries may be made from anything that is edible (cake, bread, crackers, Jell-o, fruit, vegetables, candy, etc.) as long as it can sit out for an hour or two without melting, turning bad, or getting scary. Last year, the courageous participants in the 1st Annual Edible Book Festival explored a multiplicity of genres and foods.
Whether you’re a professional chef or just like to play with your food, the festival is open to anyone in the community. If you need ideas, an online search of “Edible Book Festival” provides plenty of inspiration!
Schedule for the 2017 Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
- 1:30-2:30pm – Participants drop off edible entries on the 3rd floor of the library in the Big Butte Room
- 2:45-3:00pm – Judging and Photography
- 3pm – Public Viewing
- 3:15pm – Welcome and Judges Commentary
- 3:30pm – Eating of Books!
Registration for entries is not required to participate, but it helps the organizers plan the event.
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