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!
More information and registration: go.illinois.edu/edible
Schedule of events:
2:00pm: Participants may begin dropping off their entries at Martinelli’s Market.
4:30pm: Judging begins
5:00pm: Public viewing begins
5:45pm: Introduction from hosts, Martinelli’s Market and Wesley Food Pantry
6pm: Judge’s commentary and awards
6:15pm: Let’s eat!
2023 Festival Award Categories
- Best Depiction of a Classic
- Best Visual Presentation
- Most Appetizing
- Best Entry Based on Book for Children or Teens
- Best Collaborative Creation
- People’s Choice