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AUGUST 08, 2024


State Fair Announces 13th Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest

LEWISBURG, WV (11/02/2023) (readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia is excited to announce its 13th Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. This year, businesses, non-profits, school-based, and other civic organizations will have the opportunity to decorate one of ten horse barns located adjacent to Route 219 North.

“With Christmas at the Fair growing every year, thousands of people are seeing the hard work and creativity organizations put into decorating the barns,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “We can’t wait to see what folks come up with this year and hope to have all 10 barns decorated.”

Judged by a private panel of individuals from around the community, the winning entry will receive $300, with second and third place receiving $200 and $100, respectively. Only the east end of the barns will be decorated, and work must be completed by 5:00 pm Saturday, November 18, 2023.

For more information or for an application, please call 304-645-1090, or email Barns will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications are due by Friday, November 10, 2023.

The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $16.9 million-dollar statewide economic impact, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. The 99th annual State Fair of West Virginia is a 10-day event scheduled for August 8-17, 2024. For more information, please visit

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