The National Fence Painting Contest is a three part event with contestants receiving points for authenticity of costume, speed and painting quality. Contestants are encouraged to read “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” to attempt to capture a realistic look for their costume. These areas are judged by local dignitaries, distinguished guests and the previous year’s champion. The winner of the event gets to take home the Governor’s trophy which may be presented to their state’s governor and displayed in the state capitol for one year! Registration begins at 1:00 pm and the contest will be at 2:00 pm.