International Edible Book Festival

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Edible Book Festival

The 12th Annual Edible Book Festival will take place on Saturday, April 1st at the Lincoln Square Mall. 

Register here:  https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4025943

What is the Edible Book Festival?

Around April 1st, bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world gather to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion of culture.  Participants create an "edible book," which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc).  All entries will be exhibited, documented, then EATEN!  Photographs of all edible books will appear in the Edible Book Festival gallery.

The Champaign-Urbana Edible Book Festival is sponsored by the University Library and Common Ground Coop, and supported by the generous help of campus and community volunteers and prize donors.

2017 Festival Award Categories

Starting to think about your edible creation for this year's festival? Consider fitting your entry to one or more of these prize categories!

2017 Judges

Who can participate?

Whether you're a professional chef or just like to play with your food, the festival is open to anyone in the UIUC & Champaign-Urbana communities.  For inspiration, take a look at entries from last year's event, available in the 2016 Gallery, or see the galleries for all previous years in the left navigation bar. If you don't have time to make your own edible entry, join us in admiring and eating the delicious creations at 11:30 am!

Schedule for the 2017 Edible Book Festival

8:30-10:30am – Participants drop off edible entries Common Ground Coop, Lincoln Square Mall (we'll be in the hallway just outside the store)

10:00-11:00: Kids event: Recreate Your Favorite Book with Healthy Food!

9:00-11:30am - Judging and photography

11:30am - Public viewing begins

12:10pm - Welcome and judges' commentary

12:45pm - Eating of books

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