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We are limited to 450 spots.

For more information about the registration date, refunds, etc. please click here.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the convention is $259. For your registration fee, you will receive:

  • The opportunity to meet and learn from some of the top decorators in the industry
  • A CookieCon Tote bag and swag from our fabulous sponsors, along with the chance to win one of many door prizes up for grabs
  • Hands-on experience with cookies, icing, equipment and supplies provided for your use
  • Opportunities to participate in other fun activities and entertainment
  • Entry into our Sugar Show in as many categories as you like, with the chance to win cash prizes
  • Shopping with vendors
  • Dinner on Saturday night at our Awards Banquet
  • Memories and friendships that will last a lifetime
Registration does NOT include transportation, lodging or any meals except for the Saturday night banquet. Attendees will be responsible for arranging and funding their own transportation and lodging needs. Please see venue and transportation page for more information. Registration fee also does NOT cover any Pre-CookieCon classes.


Keynote Speaker
Lisa Snyder  •  The Bearfoot Baker
Lisa is the cookie decorator and blogger known as The Bearfoot Baker. She has been decorating cookies for many years, and started her blog in 2012. Her cute cookie style and generous personality have earned her thousands of loyal fans. Lisa lives in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, where she loves to photograph (and chase away!) all kinds of living creatures, including the bear that inspired her cookie name! In 2014, she published her first book, 100 Animal Cookies: A Super Cute Menagerie to Decorate Step-by-Step, which features the cute cookie versions of many of her furry friends. Lisa’s fun, “Don’t Wait! Let’s Create!” attitude is infectious and inspiring. We will be pleased to hear Lisa address us during the CookieCon Opener.


Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
Please click here for a more detailed 2015 schedule for attendees

Thursday September 24th
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Check-in, meet and greet, hotel check-in, and set up cookie show entries in upstairs, pre-function area
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Welcome, Keynote Speech, Introductions, Housekeeping
Vendors will be able to set up their booths from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.

Friday September 25th
Vendors will be available during the day to visit between classes. Attendees will be given schedules with specific classes in each of the time slots below. All attendees will be given the opportunity to go to each presenter's class. This will be an intense but fun day, full of great instruction, demos, and presentations.
  • 6:00am - 8:00am: Vendor Booth Set-up
  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Late comer registration and Cookie Show set-up (2nd Floor Event Area)
  • 9:00am - 9:45am: First Class
  • 10:00am - 10:45am: Second Class
  • 11:00am - 11:45pm: Third Class
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Fourth Class
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm: Break for Lunch
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm: Fifth Class
  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm: Sixth Class
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm: Seventh Class
  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm: Eighth Class
Vendors and Exhibitor Hall open from 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday September 26th
  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Vendor Booth Set-up
  • 8:00am - 4:00pm: Open Decorating, decorate mystery shape for contest (optional), finish voting, visit vendors, available round table sessions, and other fun activities (to be announced)
  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Ballroom will be closed while it is being set up for the banquet. Go see some sights or freshen up for dinner
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Awards Banquet *
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm: remove cookie displays, etc.
Vendors and Exhibitor Hall open from 8:00am - 4:00pm


Sugar Show
All attendees are eligible to enter the Sugar Show, and all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to enter. Voting will take place among the attendees, and cash prizes will be awarded to the first three places in each category. First place in each category will receive $100, Second Place $75 and third place $50. There will also be a Presenters' Choice Award given by each of our guest instructors, for even more winners.

  • Back to School
    Class is back in session! Your homework is to decorate some school and education themed treats!

  • Super Heroes & Comic Books
    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's your favorite super hero or comic book character on a cookie!

  • Wildlife
    Bugs, birds, mammals… Whether it’s cuddly, slimy, or savage, decorate up your favorite animal on a cookie.

  • Anything Goes
    Let your imagination run wild! (Must be G or PG rated!)

  • Mystery Shape
    The shape will be unveiled and decorated AT CookieCon!
Rules for Submissions

You are allowed to submit one entry per category. Each entry may have multiple cookies, but must contribute to a single "design" and may not have more than 6 total cookies. For example, a 3D cookie composition would be allowed. Also, a "main" cookie with some supportive cookies nearby would be allowed. Likewise, a pair of cookies that "go together" would also be allowed. All multiple-cookie entries must be placed together so that it is obvious that it is a single entry.

Finally one more clarification. The cookies will be judged based on the design only - NOT the taste. No cookies will actually be eaten at the event :)


Click here to learn more about other fun activities available at CookieCon!


* Dress code for the Awards Banquet is casual. Wear what's comfortable. Also, if you will be attending, please contact us with any special diatary needs you may have. If you let us know we can provide you with a gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan option.

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