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America's Wackiest State Fair Contests

Hay Bale Decorating Contest, Nebraska State Fair

Nope, that’s not really a bus. In this competition, local businesses and community groups paint, paper, and otherwise embellish giant hay bundles to resemble animals, Ferris wheels, birthday cakes, and other objects. The dressed-up bales are displayed throughout Grand Island and the fairgrounds.

When: late August

Where: Grand Island, NE

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