Hubb’s Corn Maze is hosting its Hay Bale Decorating Contest, which will coincide with an upcoming fall festival.
The deadline to register is Sept. 8 and entries must be submitted with a drawing of the design. Participants will decorate from Sept. 8 through Sept. 15. It’s open to any organized group such as schools, 4-H Clubs, FFA, churches, Scouts, etc. The top group will be determined through Facebook.
Tammy Peterson, owner of Hubb’s Farm, is looking forward to the new contest and the fall festival season, scheduled for Sept. 16 through Nov. 11.
“It’s a fun fall activity for youth groups and families,” Peterson said. “They can come and they can encourage their friends and family from all over to vote for their bale.”
Decorations and themes are required to have a fall or agriculture-related theme. A portion of the rules state that they must be decorated with “a good clean family fun theme.” Contest officials said scary or Halloween entries are not allowed. Advertising or political party signs are not permitted too.
Pictures of the entries will posted on the Hubb’s Farm Facebook page on Sept. 15. judging will be determined by the amount of likes each design receives. Winners will be announced Saturday, Sept. 23 and the competitor with the most likes on Facebook will receive a $100 cash prize. Peterson said there’s also an opportunity for participants to get passes as well.
There is no entry fee to participate and up to 30 hay bale will be provided by Hubb’s Farm. Groups are responsible for their own decorating supplies. The deadline to finish the design is 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Participants may contact the farm to schedule a time between Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 to decorate on the farm or design a bale at another location. The group must provide transportation for the bale if it’s made offsite.
This year marks the 10th anniversary for the location at 10276 N. U.S. 421 Hwy., Clinton. It was originally known as Hubb’s Corn Maze. In 2015, it was renamed to Hubb’s Farm and is still home of the corn maze and other attractions. For 2017, some of the special events include the Carolina Gold Festival (Sept. 16 and Sept.17); Freedom USA Weekend (Sept. 23 and Sept. 24); First Responders Weekend (Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 ); Last Dance Saturday (Nov. 11). The work of the participants will be celebrated during the Hay Bale Festival on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.
“What we try to do is create a lot of fun things for people to come to here in Sampson County,” Peterson said.
For more information, visit Hubb’s Farm website at www.hubbsfarmnc.com. The contest form, with additional rules is available at https://goo.gl/T8mm4W