Hay Bale Decorating Contest

New for 2015!

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4-­H & FFA Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Entry is open to all Lancaster County FFA Chapters or 4-­H Clubs.

Use your imagination! Be creative!


Get your entry form here.



CO-­CHAIRPERSON: Travis Hodtwalker


SET-­UP/DECORATE: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Monday, July 27, 2015, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

JUDGING: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:00 AM


Rules and Regulations
  • All entries must submit a sketch/diagram of decoration along with the entry form.
  • For this contest to take place there must be a minimum of 4 entries.
  • Due to space requirements, no more than 10 entries will be accepted.
  • Participants must check-­in at the Fair Office for the location of their bale.
  • The Lancaster County Ag Society will provide one (1) round bale for each participating Chapter/Club to decorate.
    • Each entry may also use a maximum of 8 small rectangular bales for feet or decoration, which the Chapter/Club must provide. Please list on entry form.
  • Entries will be judged on eye appeal, construction, use of materials, and creativity.
  • The dimensions of the round bale are approximately 5' x 6' -­ they will all vary slightly.
  • The bales should be decorated with a good clean wholesome nature.
    • No vulgar or suggestive decorations will be allowed – this includes people rolled up inside a bale with feet or head sticking out.
  • Bales can be placed lying on their side or standing on end. This will be your choice. Please specify position of bale on entry form.
  • For safety purposes round bales will not be stacked on top of each other. Also, please not that not all the hay bale locations are on grass; some will be displayed on concrete.
  • Participants must provide their own decorating supplies. Decorations should be weather and wind-­‐‑proof.
    • No mechanical, electrical or electronic devices may be used.
  • • Latex paint may be applied to the hay bale only. No paint on concrete area is allowed. Water may be applied to hay bale to lessen fire hazard.
  • NO Commercial or Political party signs of ANY KIND are allowed.
  • Decorations are to remain for the entire fair. Decorations may not be removed from bales before Saturday,
  • August 8 at 8:00 PM and completely removed by Sunday, August 9 by 3PM.




1st Place Team – Champion Rosette and (2) $50 Pizza Ranch gift cards
2nd Place Team – Reserve Champion Rosette and $75 Pizza Ranch gift card
3rd Place Team – Ribbon and $75 Pizza Ranch gift card


Sponsored by

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Be sure to visit our sponsor Pizza Ranch at 8420 Lexington Ave (on N 84th St just south of the Lancaster Event Center)