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We are excited to welcome you to the very first Hay Fest on the Historic Yates Center Town Square! This event continues our tradition of celebrating the fall season and our county's agricultural heritage each October along with the Friends for Life Breast Cancer Benefit Auction and Walk.

The event will be held on October 7th & 8th, 2022 on the Historic Yates Center Town Square.

Events will include:


• Cosmic Bowling

• Food Trucks

• Live Music

• Beer Garden

• Hay Rack Ride to Terror in the Timber

• Craft & Informational Vendors

• Face Painting

• Pumpkin Decorating

• Kids' Activities

• Mini Hay Bale Machine

• Rope Making Lessons

• Carnival Games

• Cornhole Tournament

• Booze 'N Barn Quilts

• Greased Pig Contest

• Chicken Bingo

• Hay Meadow Medley Hay Bale Toss

• Hay Bale Decorating Contest

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  • Hay Fest 2022 Sponsorship / Donations
    Fri, Sep 30
    Online Donation Only
    Sep 30, 7:00 PM
    Online Donation Only
    We have our sponsors and community members like you to thank for the success of this event each year! Thank you for your support. With your help, we can make the event even better with each coming year.
  • Hay Bale Decorating Contest 2022
    Wed, Oct 05
    Online Registration
    Oct 05, 12:00 AM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Online Registration
    Hay, hay, hay! Let your creativity & humor shine! Decorate a hay bale to offer a fun family activity for locals and visitors to enjoy and have a chance to win $100 in Chamber Bucks! HAVE FUN!
  • Hay Fest 2022 Volunteer Signup
    Fri, Oct 07
    Yates Center
    Oct 07, 5:00 PM – Oct 08, 11:30 PM
    Yates Center, 100 E Rutledge St, Yates Center, KS 66783, USA
    Would you like to get involved and help us make Hay Fest an amazing experience for our community & visitors? If so, sign up here! Want to donate resources or funds instead? That's great, too! Keep reading to find out more.
  • Hay Fest 2022 Vendor Registration
    Sat, Oct 08
    Yates Center Historic Town Square
    Oct 08, 9:00 AM
    Yates Center Historic Town Square, 100 E Rutledge St, Yates Center, KS 66783, USA
    Bring your specialty items to Hay Fest 2022!
  • Booze 'N Barn Quilts
    Sat, Oct 08
    105 W Butler St, Yates Center, KS 66783, USA
    Oct 08, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    105 W Butler St, Yates Center, KS 66783, USA
    Connect with your inner artist - and friends - while sipping on wine & creating your very own barn quilt! Limited seats available, so get your tickets now!