Welcome to Hayodan!

In March 2017 the Town of Mayodan and the Downtown Mayodan Merchants Association were recognized by the NC Main Street program with an Award of Merit for Hayodan. To see the winning video presentation click here.

What started as a lark two years ago has grown into a fun way to celebrate the fall season with an eclectic, community-wide, unique event we dubbed – “Hayodan”.  Businesses-big and small, town departments, and others throughout the community design and decorate large hay bales and put them on display as temporary “public art” around the community.  Everyone is then invited to tour the community looking for their favorites.

In 2014 we had 24 participants, in 2015 we had over 40 – this year we are looking for even more!  If you are interested in joining in on the fun submit your application– and be thinking about what you can make out of a 6-foot hay bale!

In 2016 we have over 50 participants showing some great cre-HAY-tivity – everything from a Tedd-HAY Bear, HAY-liens, the Tooth Fair-HAY, two different scar-HAY cats, to a Monster Truck. Download the map and take the tour!

2015 People's Choice Award Winner
2015 People’s Choice Award Winner


Roasting "Hay"-Mellow
Roasting “Hay”-Mallow

Stay-Puff "Hay"-mellow Man
Stay-Puff “Hay”-Mallow Man