October 5, 2019


Heads up, local FFA groups, 4-H groups, farms and other agricultural entities! We are rounding up entries for a hay bale decorating contest!

Drive your round and/or square hay bale(s) over to Westlake Towne Center on October 5, 2019. Corral them along Apron Road near Sunken City Brewery -- we'll have the site branded -- and tack up the bales from 8 to 11 a.m. Round and square bales can be used in your display, along with other agricultural commodities. This is the date and location of SML Fall Fit Fest. Festival attendees will bid on their favorite. We're ruminating on a prize to be awarded by The Willard Companies and/or businesses located at Westlake Towne Center ... it'll be good. ;)

To participate, please email marketing@thewillardcompanies.com so we can reserve your space. Decorated bales may remain in place through the month of October and must be hauled off by Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Westlake Towne Center's contest is running in conjunction with and with the encouragement of the annual contest by Virginia Farm Bureau Women's Program. For their contest, simply submit a photo of your decorated hay bale(s) using this form. The Virginia Farm Bureau contest will accept entries from September 1 through November 1, 2019.