Round Bale Contest 2016 No registration fee Group or individual gets to choose location Must provide their own bale (Grant Burdick has them available for sale $40 plus a $5 delivery fee Can be decorated on site or brought in already decorated. Two classes to be separated by age, youth thru age 17 and adult age 18 and older. Hay bales in place and decorated by 7/25/2016 Hay bale to be sold to highest bidder after fair. Silent auction? Otherwise to farmer for their own use. To be removed no later than Tuesday, August 2. Minimum bid of $25. Group decorating bale gets option of purchasing for highest bid. All proceeds will go to Fair Improvements Judging to be done by fairgoers thru online voting. Voting ends Saturday of the Fair at 6pm. Paper ballots available for fairgoers to use as guide with directions on bottom as to how to vote. Award to be given out on Sunday at 1pm on Main Stage. Cash prize of $100, $50 and $25. There has been discussion both ways concerning the eligibility of last year’s winner to win during the current year. The board of directors feels that if the bale is a new design (not a duplicate of the previous year’s bale) all contests are eligible to win.