State Fair of WV to sponsor 4th Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest

Local civic groups and businesses are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest at the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Participants will have the opportunity to decorate one of ten harness racing barns located adjacent to Route 219 North.

Kelly Collins, agricultural competitions manager stated, “This is always an exciting competition for us and it is becoming a great tradition for the community. We are thrilled to see what creativity and holiday spirit entrants come up with this season!”

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 Monday, Dec. 1.

Phone 304-645-1090 or visit the State Fair office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to get an entry form and details. Entry forms can also be found on the fair’s website at and emailed to

Don’t forget to visit the State Fair’s Facebook page to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” award and help the winning entry receive a selection of State Fair merchandise!

The State Fair of West Virginia, with an $13.8 million statewide economic impact, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment and education. The 91st annual State Fair of West Virginia is a 10-day event scheduled for Aug. 14-23, 2015, themed “It feels like FUN. It feels like FAIR.” For more information, please visit

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