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Hay Bale Art Challenge

Tue March 12 - Sun March 24


12th – 24th March 2019.

Join in the fun for the 2019 Blayney & Villages Hay Bale Art Challenge. Calling all residents, farmers, business, schools and community groups in participating. Entries close 8 March 2019.

Now in its fourth year, this local community event is attracting thousands of visitors to Blayney and Villages to view the amazing Hay Bale Art Sculptures that pop up in paddocks and welcome B2B cyclists, visitors and locals. This year’s sculptures will be up for 12 days from 12 -24 March 2019

Take a picturesque country drive following the B2B route and enjoy the Hay Bale Art Challenge. Art work is scattered from Blayney to Bathurst and throughout all the villages in the Blayney Shire. Keep an eye out closer to the date for a comprehensive map of all artwork and locations.

If you would like to decorate a hay bale or make a hay bale sculpture, please fill out an entry form and email to events@blayney.nsw.gov.au or deliver to

Blayney Shire Council, 91 Adelaide Street Blayney by 4.30pm 8 March 2019

Artwork will be judged Wednesday 13 March 2019

Winners announced on Thursday 14 March 2019

Prize money: 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100

People’s Choice Award – $100

Entry form and Terms & Conditions

Contact, Blayney Shire Council on 6368 2104
Stay tuned on Facebook @BlayneyShireCouncil for updates.



Tue March 12
Sun March 24
Event Categories:


Local Government Area
Visual arts


Blayney, NSW 2799 Australia + Google Map

The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au