Edible Book Festival

The first annual Edible Book Festival is coming to Glen Ellyn on Saturday, August 11.  What is it you might ask? One definition is an “ event that unites bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment.” Our scrumptious event is open to all ages with a GEPL library card.

The only rules are:

  • All entries must be edible
  • It must be related to books – A scene or character, pun on a title, a book-shaped creation, etc.
  • Use your imagination. Here are some interesting ideas from other festivals (left to right: creations inspired by A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman):


The schedule is:

  • 11 – Noon – Entries will be accepted, installed and photographed.
  • Noon – 2 pm – Public viewing and voting for People’s Choice Award.
  • 2 pm – Judges will award the prizes.  Creations may be picked up after the prizes are awarded.
  • Entries will not be eaten but refreshments will be served.

The prizes are $25 Chamber of Commerce gift certificates in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • Punniest
  • Best Looking
  • Best Young Artist: K- 12

To enter, please fill out an entry form by Monday, August 6.  You can find the form at gepl.org/ediblefestival or at any Information Desk at the Library.

If you love books, art and food, consider entering your edible masterpiece for fun and prizes.

-Ann, Programming Coordinator

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