Nokesville, Virginia: Barn Mural of Dancing Cow and Pig

A 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.
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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]
Dancing Cow and Pig

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]

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