No nibbling: Edible artistry in gingerbread event in downtown Kent

The Gingerbread Festival brought a variety of themes by 17 participating shops to the sixth annual display in the Kent village center. Koblenz & Co. by Brittany Hrabcsak is seen here. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — This town is once again Connecticut’s Gingerbread Capital. The sixth annual Gingerbread Festival unites residents, retailers and visitors alike in the happy holiday tradition of finding and admiring the extraordinary gingerbread creations at businesses in the village. 

Seventeen shops are participating this year, each with a different gingerbread creation by a town resident — and each with a clue to help solve the gingerbread riddle. The clues will reveal the location of a special treat. 

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