The second annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest took place at the Halifax County Fair this year. Any non-profit organization or business connected to agriculture, youth or a community initiative was invited to showcase its presence at the fair by decorating a round bale with its theme.

Entries were judged on: construction and materials used, creativity and eye appeal as well as message or theme displayed.

Winning prizes were awarded as follows: first place - $75, second place - $50, third place - $25 as well as a special People’s Choice Award given to the group whose picture received the most “likes” on the Halifax County Fair’s facebook page.

In addition, hay bales have the opportunity to be entered to also participate in the Virginia Farm Bureau hay bale decorating contest.

The 2019 Winners included first place – Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (and People’s Choice Award), second place – Halifax County Middle FFA Chapter, and third place – World of Sports.