Greased Pole Contest


  1. Contestant must be 16 years of age or older
  2. Two contestants face each other astride a 13-foot pole suspended horizontally 60 inches above a sawdust mound.
  3. The horizontal pole will be greased with lard or shortening.
  4. The contestants will try to knock one another off the pole with a pillow.
  5. A contestant making contact with an opponent with anything other than the pillow will be disqualified.
  6. Any contact with the ground will mean a defeat.
  7. Pillows will be furnished by PALMA.
  8. Old clothing is suggested. Protective helmets are available
  9. At the time of the contest, participants will be required to sign a waiver.
  10. This is an elimination contest.
  11. Judges decisions are official and final.

Prizes will be awarded: $25, 1st prize; $20, 2nd prize; $15, 3rd prize; $10, 4th prize. Points awarded toward Grand Champion Bark Peeler.

Any competitor winning 1st place three consecutive times may not compete in this contest for 1 year.