International Edible Book Festival

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Champaign-Urbana Edible Book Festival

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Edible Book Festival

Banner promoting Edible Book Festival for 2015

The 10th Annual Edible Book Festival took place on April 1st, 2015. Check back next year for the 2016 Edible Book Festival!

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 University YMCA, and supported by the generous help of campus and community volunteers and prize donors.

2015 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!

2015 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 2014 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 Edible Book Festival on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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