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AUGUST 08, 2024


State Fairgrounds Christmas Barn Decorating Contest Underway Soon!

LEWISBURG, WV (11/02/2012)(readMedia)– Local civic groups and businesses are invited to participate in the Christmas Barn Decorating Contest at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate one of ten harness racing barns that face Rt. 219 North. Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, CEO, stated “We revived this program during last year’s Christmas season and had an overwhelming response from the community. Everywhere I went people commented on how happy they were to see the barns decorated again during the holidays.” The winning entry receives $300, with second and third place receiving $200 and $100 respectivley. Only the east end of the barns will be decorated and work must be completed by Monday, December 3rd, 2012. Phone 304-645-1090 or visit the State
Fair office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:00 pm to get an entry form and details. Entry forms can 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 2013 fair is themed “Feel the Magic” and is scheduled August 9-17. For more information, please visit

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