Eat a Book! (March 29th)

The Edible Book Festival is returning to Whidbey Island

Bring an entry – or just come ready to eat one!

Brought back for a second helping after its debut last year, the second annual South Whidbey Edible Book Festival returns on March 29th. The Festival is seeking clever cooks and hungry readers to participate in this annual international celebration of books, art and food. It is both a contest and fundraising event – this year all proceeds will benefit The South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation. We will donate the funds to The Rotary Basketball Court.

The guidelines are – it can look like a book, it can act like a book, it can be a pun on a book. It can be inspired by a book cover or character. The only rule: it must be edible! Contestants may enter an appetizer, entree or dessert so get creative and have some fun. All entrees should be family friendly.

Entering is free – and there are six categories this year. Categories include Best In Show, Best Visual Presentation, Most “Pun”derful, Most Appetizing, Teen, and Children under 12. Winners are chosen by an audience vote.

The event is scheduled for 1 to 4 PM at Bayview Hall on March 29th. All entries should be on site by 1:15 PM. Judging and photography will take place between 2 and 3 PM. Once voting is done and the winners are announced, forks will be provided.

To see examples, get inspiration, and register an entry, visit the event’s Facebook Page at: