Nutcracker Day/July 1, 2017

Event Address
Nutcracker Museum
735 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826

This is a day to honor nutcrackers!          EVENT HOURS: 11am to 4pm

Contest Rules for Nutcracker Making



Entrants will be divided into 3 age groups using the grades ending May/June 2017:
Grades 1-6, Grades 7-9, and 10-12

The design must be the student’s own, using their own imagination.  It must be able to crack a hazelnut.   

If the student receives help of any kind from an adult in the construction of the nutcracker, this must be written in detail, and judges will take this into consideration.  Honor system will apply. 

Entry forms must be received by June 15, 2017 and must include a picture of the completed nutcracker. 

Actual nutcracker must be displayed for judging at the Nutcracker Museum from 9:00 to 5:00 on Nutcracker Day which is July 1, 2017. Contestants should be available to demonstrate their nutcracker for judging between 9:30 and 11:00.  Winners will be announced at 1:00. 

If you cannot bring your nutcracker in person, your entry can be shipped to The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, 735 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826.  Please insure your package, and arrange to have it received by June 25.  The museum will have personnel to demonstrate your nutcracker. 

The museum cannot be responsible for any damage that should occur with the entry, or any injury to the contestant. 

First winner in each category will receive $100.00 in cash, second place winner will receive $50.00. 





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Contact Us:

735 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Monday-Friday: 1:00-5:00
Saturday: 1:00-5:00
Sunday: 1:00-5:00

Our Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut".

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