Want to win a prize at this year’s New Deal Festival? You could be in luck! We love harkening back to classic country fairs and will have contest for all ages to participate in! Read on to find out how to compete.

Adult & All Ages Contests

Cornhole Tournament

Time: 11am

Register in advance or the day of for our first ever cornhole tournament! You can pre-register online for $10 until July 2 at the link below, which will also grant you festival registration, or you can pay for your festival ticket the day of and register at no additional cost. Day of registration will be from 10-11am.

This tournament will begin at 11am and conclude by 4 pm. This will be a singles tournament. The first rounds will be Round Robin, followed by a double elimination tournament. Each participant is guaranteed 4 games of cornhole.  There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Prizes will be $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $20 for 3rd. Additionally, all three winners will get a mini cornhole board.

Pie Baking Contest

Time: 10 Am

Start practicing your baking skills! We’re having a pie baking contest at the New Deal Festival! Prizes will be awarded to the top three pies in each of our four categories: Meringue, Fruit, Custard, Other.

First prize in each category will receive $25. Second prize will receive $10. Third prize receives only a ribbon. The best overall pie (for all categories) will receive $50.

2022’s Blue Ribbon Pie from the Sow Good Farm Stand

Registration ends July 6th! Please complete this form to register:

On July 8th drop-off your submission between 10 and 11 in Center Hall. Judging will take place between 11:30 and 12:30. Winners will be announced at 1:15 pm.

For questions, contact or call our office at (304) 864-3959.

Kids Contests

Coloring Contest

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Pm
Ages: 4-12

Color a picture for your chance to win! This contest is open to kids from kindergarten – 5th grade and winners will be determined by age group: Ages 4-6, Ages 7-9, Ages 10-12.

To enter, pick up a coloring sheet at the Arts & Crafts table in the Kids Activity Area and color it! Entries will be displayed in the Arts & Crafts tent. Voting will be open from 12:00 pm – 1:00pm, and winners in each age group will be announced at 1:00 pm.

Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group.

Watermelon Eating Contest

Time: 12:30 pm
Ages: 5-12

One of our most popular contests in 2022 is back again this year! Visit the Kids Activity Area for a chance to eat some watermelon and win a whole watermelon! The Watermelon Eating Contest is open to ages 5-12 and will take place at 12:30. The top three finishers will receive a ribbon and a watermelon!

To compete in the contest, just show up at the station a few minutes before 12:30 and take a spot at the table. Each contestant will receive four watermelon slices to eat as fast as possible!

Sack Race

Time: 2:00 pm
AGes: 12 & Under

Enjoy a good old fashioned sack race! There will be two heats this year with ages 7 and under at 2:00 PM and ages 8-12 at 2:15 PM.

Show up at the starting line a few minutes before the race begins, get ready, and on your mark, get set, go!

Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place in each heat. Winners will receive a ribbon and a goodie bag!