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Central Montana

Sep 7, 2013 10:45 AM by Art Taft

What The Hay: Montana Bale Trail coming soon

The 24th annual "What the Hay Contest" presented along the Montana Bale Trail will be held on September 8th, 2013.

Started in 1990, "What The Hay" has grown from a friendly competition between two neighboring ranchers into a full-blown, major tourist attraction, and in 2003, it was named Montana's Tourism Event of the Year.

Although area farmers and ranchers construct the majority of the creations, there have been entrants from all parts of Montana as well as California, Arizona, and as far away as New York.

The imaginative bale sculptures are displayed in fields along the "Bale Trail," a 21 mile loop just south of U.S. Highway 87.

The "Bale Trail" runs along state highways 239 and 541 with the eastern end being in Hobson, the western end at Windham, and Utica being the halfway point.

For more information, watch the video above and visit the website.

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