Upcoming Events – South Jordan
2017 Gingerbread House Contest @ Gale Center of History & Culture
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

Gingerbread House entries must be delivered to the Gale Center by November 17th by 3:00 pm

They will be displayed for Public Viewing and Voting from November 20th – 30th at the Gale Center.
Entries will be displayed and winners announced during Light the Night December 1st.

Download Rules & Entry Form Here or available at City Hall or the Gale Center.

*New this year: Come meet Santa as he reviews the Gingerbread Houses November 20th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

2017 Gingerbread House Contest Entry Form

  • Rules

    1) House must be totally edible

    2) Lighting is allowed only if battery operated

    3) Creation must be an original design

    4) Judging Criteria
           • Overall Appearance
           • Originality
           • Creativity

    I understand that to be eligible for the competition; I must agree to the following as indicated by my initial below:
    1. I must deliver my completed entry to the Gale Center on Tuesday, November 17, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Judging will begin at 4:00 pm.
    2. I must follow all of the Rules and Procedures set forth by the City of South Jordan.
    3. My entry will remain on display at the Gale Center through November 30, 2017.
    4. All entries will be transported to South Jordan City Hall for display, in City Hall, on December 1st during the annual Light the Night celebration. I must pick up my entry that evening, by 8:00 pm, or it will be discarded
    5. Permission is hereby granted to the City of South Jordan, to print or otherwise duplicate the picture or likeness of my entry and/or myself, with my entry, for either internal or external release, this includes print and online publications, plus local and network television. I understand that the image of my entry becomes the property of the City of South Jordan. Permission is also granted to the City of South Jordan to transport my entry for publicity purposes while understanding that at no time does the City of South Jordan guarantee the safety or security of my entry and cannot be held responsible for any damages incurred by my entry on or off the City's property. By participating, each competitor agrees to be bound by all of the Rules and Procedures herein, which may be amended from time to time. The City of South Jordan reserves the right to refuse entries that are deemed inappropriate for display, to disqualify any competitor who fails to follow the Rules and Procedures contained herein and/or to disqualify any competitor who falsifies any information which is submitted on this entry form.
    6. I agree to HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE, DEFEND, AND INDEMNIFY, the City of South Jordan, their respective agents, employees, representatives, assignees, officers, directors, members, partners, medical providers and shareholders (each a "RELEASED PARTY") for ANY AND ALL LIABILITY and/or claims arising from injury to persons or damage to property arising from the incident, any RELEASED PARTY'S alleged or actual NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF any express or implied WARRANTY, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care, or mistakes or errors in judgment of any kind. By signing this release, I agree that I am releasing any right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against the City of South Jordan.
    1. Entries will be on display at the Gale Center (10300 S. Beckstead Lane) from November 20th until November 30, 2017. Permission is granted to the City of South Jordan to transport the entry to South Jordan City Hall (1600 W. Towne Center Dr.) for the annual Light the Night celebration, understanding that at no time does the City of South Jordan guarantee the safety and security of the entry and cannot be held responsible for any damages incurred by the entry on or off of the City's property. The Special Events department takes extra precautions to help ensure the safe transportation of the entries while traveling.
    2. Judging will be on November 17, at 4:00 pm. Judges decision will be final. Categories will include:
      • Group      1st and 2nd places
      • Senior (55+)      1st and 2nd places
      • Adult (18 +)      1st and 2nd places
      • Teen (13- 17)      1st and 2nd places
      • Youth (9-12)      1st and 2nd places
      • Child (8 & under)      1st and 2nd places
      • Santa's Choice
      • People's Choice
    3. The People's Choice voting will start Monday November 20, 2017, at 10:00 am and go until Thursday November 30th at 6:00 pm. This voting will be held in the auditorium at the Gale Center each day: Monday & Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
  • Sep
    Terrific Tuesday – September Mommy & Me @ Gale Center of History & Culture
    Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    2017 Quilt Show @ Farmer's Market
    Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    2017 Quilt Show Registration and Rules

    2017 Quilt Show Application

    • Rules and Regulations

      Definition - A quilt is two layers of fabric with a filling that is stitched together with lines or a pattern. Quilting may be done by hand or by machine. Tied quilts, “raggy” quilts or quilts made from predominantly preprinted panels will not be accepted. No stuffed animals, tablecloths, pillow shams or non- quilt items will be accepted.


      The quilt show is open to amateur quilters across the Salt Lake Valley. All work must be the quilter’s original work.

      Entry Fee:

      A $5 entry fee will be charged per person (not per entry). Limit of two entries per person.  Fee is due with quilt drop off. Each quilt will need a separate registration.

      Quilt drop off and pick up:

      Quilts may be dropped off on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Gale Center of History and Culture at 10300 S. Beckstead Lane, during the hours of 10:30am – 3:00pm. Quilts must be picked up by Monday, October 2, 2017.

      Liability Release:

      The quilt show is outside and each exhibitor must sign a Release Agreement by the entrant. Any underage exhibitor must have an adult 18 years or older sign for them. These forms must be signed at drop off.


      Insurance is the responsibility of the quilter/owner. In the unlikely event that a quilt is damaged or lost, South Jordan City, or the South Jordan Arts Council will not be held responsible.

      Prizes will be awarded in these categories:

      • Public's Choice

      • Specialty

      • Traditional Pieced

      • Original Design

      • Youth (17 and under)


      Voting for People’s Choice will take place between 8:00am – 12:30pm. Prizes awarded at 1:00pm.

    Terrific Tuesday – October Costume Contest @ Gale Center of History & Culture
    Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Cookies with Santa @ Gale Center of History & Culture
    Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Come visit with Santa at the Gale Center and vote on your favorite Gingerbread House while enjoying a sweet treat!