State Fairgrounds sponsors 3rd Annual Christmas Barn Decorating Contest – Winner to receive $300!

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 located adjacent to Rt. 219 North. Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe, CEO, stated “The State Fair is all about traditions, and we are pleased to see the Christmas Barn Decorating becoming a new tradition for the community.” The winning entry receives $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. 2. Phone 304-645-1090 or visit the State Fair office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to get an entry form and details. Entry forms may also be emailed or found on the fair’s web site at 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 a $13.8 million statewide economic impact, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment and education. The 90th annual State Fair of West Virginia is themed “Blue Ribbon Traditions” and is scheduled Aug. 8-16, 2014. For more information, please visit

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