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AUGUST 08, 2024


State Fair Sponsoring Christmas Barn Decorating Contest


LEWISBURG, WV (11/14/2011)(readMedia)– Local civic groups or businesses are invited to participate in the new Barn Decorating Contest at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate one of 9 harness racing barns that face Rt. 219 North. Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, CEO, stated “Several years ago, the Fairlea Merchants Association sponsored a similar program. We are excited to revive this activity because it creates a sense of community and competition, while at the same time providing interesting Christmas displays for passersby.”

The winning entry will receive $300, with second and third place receiving $200 and $100 respectivley. Only the east end of the barns will be decorated and must be complete by December 3rd, 2011. Phone 304-645-1090 or visit the State Fair office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 pm to get an entry form and details. Information can also be emailed or found on the fair’s web site at

The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $13.8 million dollar statewide economic impact, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. The fair is scheduled August 10-18, 2012. For more information, please visit

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