Progress Photo: 4-H Hay Bales

People continued to drop off entries today in Arts and Photography, and Family and Consumer Sciences. For most contests, fairgrounds staff are responsible for displaying all the entries. The 4-H Hay Bale Decorating Contest is an exception to that rule. Each year, a dozen or so 4-H groups participate in the competition, lining the grassy strip between the Scott Building and Kiddieland with an assortment of bright and creative hay bales. Today, Wilkes County 4-H came out to set up its display – a tribute to Dr. Seuss. Do you see the familiar hat?

Stay tuned for more updates from the N.C. State Fair. We’re less than five days away from Preview Day. So, if you haven’t already done so, you can start planning your trip and purchase your advance tickets online at

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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