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It’s Cookie Contest Time in Great Bend

City sidewalks; busy sidewalks; dressed in holiday style. It’s cookie contest time in the city! The 14th annual Great Bend Cookie Contest is scheduled for Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and the Home for the Holidays Festival.

The cookie contest allows people to sample cookies from participating businesses and vote for the best cookie in town. A record and maximum 250 shoppers have participated in the event each of the past two years. This year, cookie contest organizers are anticipating similar participation numbers and encourage shoppers to get their voting bracelets by noon, otherwise, they may already be gone.

Fifteen businesses, all located in downtown Great Bend, are involved in this year’s cookie contest. A donation of $5 is suggested for all participating judges. The collected proceeds go to the Food Bank of Barton County to help feed those in need during the holiday season and beyond.

To vote for your favorite cookie, stop by Cookie Headquarters on Saturday (Nov. 26) at Rosewood Furniture Gallery, 16th and Main in downtown Great Bend, to pick up a cookie box and voting bracelet. All votes to be counted must be returned to Cookie Headquarters by 4 p.m. on Nov. 26.

Besides getting to sample amazing cookies and having a say in which business bakes the best cookie, cookie contest judges have a chance to win prizes during drawings that will take place at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, following the “Home For The Holidays Parade” in downtown Great Bend. Drawing winners must be present at the band shell of Jack Kilby Square in order to win prizes. Following prize drawings, the winner of the Great Bend Cookie Contest will be announced.

Businesses participating in this year’s Great Bend Cookie Contest are Rosewood Furniture Gallery (Cookie Headquarters); That Hipster Place; Kustom Floor Designs; Buckle; Great Bend Coffee; Bling; Creative & Unique Craft Fair; Rosewood Bargain Barn; A440 Musical Instruments; Forever Young (Kids Resale); Heart of Kansas/Ms. Pretty Pickles; RePerks Coffee Shop; The Wright Place; Rosewood Wine Cellar; and Rana Luna Boutique.


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For more information, contact Anna Hammond, Rosewood Services, 620-793-5888

November 17, 2022
Story by: Michael Dawes, PR director, Rosewood Services, 620-792-2536,