Decorated Round Hay Bale Competition

Two categories (individual and group entries) Same prize money for each group


1st - $50

2nd - $40

3rd - $30


  1. Pre-entry is required before June 21st. Contact the chairman to pre-enter.
  2. Open to any youth, adult, or group who are residents of Smith County.
  3. Entrant is responsible for providing a round bale of hay. (Hay can be rented for $10 a bale; contact the Chairman)
  4. Hay bales should be on-site by June 29th and decorated by July 1st at 3 p.m. Entries will be judged on July 1st.
  5. The bales should be decorated with a good clean, wholesome theme. No vulgar or suggestive decorations will be allowed – this includes people rolled up inside a bale with feet or head sticking out. Please call the Chairman with any questions.
  6. Bales can be placed lying on their side or standing on end. For safety purposes, round bales will not be stacked on top of each other.
  7. Decorations should be weather and wind-proof. They should be checked and maintained daily.
  8. No commercial or political party signs of ANY KIND are allowed.
  9. Decorations and bales are to be removed by Monday, July 8th at Noon.
Chairman: Diann Bussell 615-735-7637 Co-Chairman Samantha Bussell 615-735-9193