Monday, September 12, 2011

What the Hay? Have you Ever Been On the Montana Bale Trail?

I can see the confusion in your eyes, "What is the Montana Bale Trail?  It is a hay sculpture contest that is held the Sunday after Labor Day.  2011 was the 22nd year it has been held.  It started as a joke between 2 farmers and then quickly caught on with the neighbors.  Today 3 communities host the festival: Hobson, Utica, Windham.

I loved the humor and the creativity.  We had a great time.  The first time I heard about it was this spring.  I am so glad we went.  3KRTV said there was approximately 7000 people who attended Sunday.

There was a room fan in the front bale that was turning.

I want to go again next year.

3KRTV reported on this year's winners.  Website for Montana Bale Trail

Link to more pictures .
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  1. It's wonderful how creative people can be, & this time, with hay! Great to see all the pictures. I see that it must have been such a good time to be there.

  2. Looks like this was so fun! I love the Toot Hay Roll, so simple but funny. The creators of the hay sculpture are definitely able to think outside the box.

  3. So much talent on display! I particularly like the Iwo Jima sculpture.

  4. What a hoot for hay!! Such ingenuity on the part of humans--once again! I like the more natural sculptures. Thanks for the trip.

  5. Unexpected and amusing. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Oh what fun! Loved that last one!!

  7. I'm with Tara. Gotta go with the Tootsie Roll! These sculptures are awesome!


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