Start cooking for ‘South Whidbey Edible Book Festival’ on Saturday, April 2

Posted in Community News, Culinary, Literary

March 23, 2016

A consumable art exhibition—the fourth annual South Whidbey Edible Book Festival—returns from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Bayview Community Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd Hall, off Hwy. 525. This tasty FUNdraiser is open to everyone and free to attend.

Create an “Edible Book,” inspired by a graphic novel or book but made out of edible ingredients. Entries can be savory or sweet; just make sure they tickle the taste buds (and maybe the funny bone)! Contestants may enter an appetizer, entree or dessert so get creative and have some fun. All entrees should be family friendly.

There is no prior deadline for entry, but an email with your contact information, book title, entry title, name and age will allow us to plan for space. If possible a copy of the book cover or the book itself can be displayed with your entry. Categories include Best In Show, Best Visual Presentation, Most Punderful and Most Appetizing. There are additional categories for kids under 12 and, new this year, a Family category. Winners are chosen by an audience vote. Look for our special raffle items also new this year.

Entry registration is scheduled from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Viewing, judging and photography will take place between 1:30 and 3 p.m. Once voting is done and the winners are announced, we eat! Everything goes quickly, so don’t be late.

Donations are encouraged and will benefit the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation. This year, the Foundation will contribute the proceeds to the Healthy Island Youth Initiative (HIYI) program, which provides scholarships and financial assistance for area youth to participate in sports and other recreational activities.

Entry is by voluntary donation and everyone is welcome. Merchant sponsorship opportunities are also available. We encourage you to partner with the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation in the way that feels best. For more information regarding the Foundation, please visit

The International Edible Book Festival is celebrated all over the world as close to April Fools’ Day as possible. It began in France in 2000 and is now worldwide!

View previous festival photos and find out more at our Facebook page—South Whidbey Edible Book Festival. For further information on the event, email

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