Hay! It’s decorating time

Contest logosCRESTVIEW, Fla, Oct. 13, 2019—It’s not too late to grab a team and pitch in a hay bale design during this year’s annual bale decorating competition.

The theme for Crestview’s 3rd Annual Hay Bale Contest is “down on the farm” and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Crestview and Hub City Smokehouse and Grill.


This year’s hay bale theme is “down on the farm.” (Hub City Smokehouse and Grill)

All entries must be completed online or turned in by Oct. 18 at Hub City Smokehouse, 168 S. Main St. in Crestview. Entry fee must be paid prior to the deadline.

All entrants will receive one bale on a wooden pallet to decorate in this year’s theme, “down on the farm.”

Extra bales, round or square, may be used to enhance the design, but are the responsibility of the designer.

Decorators may begin their bale design Oct. 18 and must be completed by Oct. 24. See contest rules for complete instructions and details on decorating.

After decorating, hay bales will be moved and lined up on South Main Street. Once in place, design touchups are allowed.

Entries will be judged by the public during Crestview’s Fall Festival Oct. 26. Votes cost one cent each and the entry with the most money will receive first place.

All money donated during judging will be used to support the Rotary’s local charitable causes.

There will be two divisions, one for commercial and one for individual/non-profits. A first, second and third prize will be awarded for each division.

Decorated bales will remain on display until Nov. 1. Any items designers wish to keep should be removed by 5 p.m.

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