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

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.

Drop off your pies at Center Hall between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Judging is at 12:00 pm, and Winners are announced at 1:00 pm.

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

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 pm. 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 pm 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!