Nokesville, Virginia: Barn Mural of Dancing Cow and PigA happy cow and pig dance on a large mural painted on the side of a barn. Painted in the 1990s, it's been maintained as a local symbol of barnyard pride.
- Nokesville Rd, Nokesville, VA
- The mural is on the north side of the barn, so it can only be seen driving south on Hwy 28/Nokesville Rd, on the left (east) side of the road, seven miles south of downtown Manassas.
Visitor Tips and News About Barn Mural of Dancing Cow and Pig
The origin of the Dancing Cow and Pig was a contest for a now defunct alternative rock radio station. The radio station sent out vans and if they spotted their call letters, you would win a good size prize. Alas, the dancing cow and pig did not win, but the good town of Nokesville won a memorable icon.
Everything of the original painting remains the same, except the radio station stuff has been painted over.[Jason Margolies, 01/31/2008]
In the "metropolis" of Nokesville, Virginia (pop:1,200), there is a big green barn with a dancing cow and pig painting facing north (seen from southbound lane). The owner has periodically maintained the painting, as it has been there for at least 10 years now.[Jim Heverin, 01/11/2006]