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