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

Pie Baking Contest

Start practicing your baking skills! We’re having a pie baking contest at the New Deal Festival! Prizes awarded to the top three bakers: 1st prize is $50, 2nd prize is $25, and 3rd prize is $10.

Registration ends July 7th! Please send your name, type of pie, and a brief description of what makes your pie special to or call us at (304) 864-3959.

On July 9th 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.

Watermelon Eating Contest

Visit the Kids Activity Area for a chance to eat some watermelon and win something from our prize box! The Watermelon Eating Contest is open to ages 5-11 and will take place at 12:30. The top three finishers will receive a ribbon and get to choose something from our prize box!

To compete in the contest, just show up at the station when it is announced and take a seat. Each contestant will receive four watermelon slices to eat as fast as possible!

Coloring Contest

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: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade

To enter, pick up a coloring sheet at the Arts & Crafts table in the Kids Activity Area and drop it off in Center Hall by 12 pm. The winners will be chosen by voting and announced at 1:15 pm.

Winners of the Christmas coloring contest