Entries for the Decorated Round Hay Bale Competition at the Smith County Fair will be accepted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022. 


  • 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 round bale of hay. (Hay can be rented for $10 a bale contact Chairman)
  4. Hay bales should be on site by June 26th and decorated by June 28th at 3 p.m. Entries will be judged on June 29th.
  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 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.

For more information, contact Chairman Diann Bussell at (615) 735-7637 or Co-Chairman Samantha Bussell at (615) 735-9193.