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Bale Trail

Explore Todd County by wandering through the rural countryside to view creative bale sculptures across beautiful Todd County, Kentucky!  The Todd County Community Alliance is sponsoring the Bale Trail Across Todd County to encourage people to Explore Todd County!

What is the Bale Trail?  Participants across Todd County will create bale displays and sculptures using hay bales or loose hay.  All Todd Countians or Community Alliance members can participate!  If you want to create a display, look for the Bale Trail Entry Form to be released soon. Submit entry to the Welcome Center in the Historic Todd County Courthouse, 1 Public Square, Elkton, or at Elkton City Hall, 71 Public Square or email to info@toddcountyca.org.

How will we find the bale sculptures? A deadline to have your display up will be announced soon and will be sometime about mid-September. A map of display locations will be located on this page in late September with physical addresses of each display.  There is no set trail to drive, you can visit as many sculptures as you want in any order.  Participants are asked to keep their display up through October 31st, however this will depend on how well the displays stand up to weather.  We will try to keep our map updated at all times. Check back soon for set dates and deadlines!

Most Creative Display. Prize $250!  Soon after the displays are up on September 17th, judges will view each display and will name a “Most Creative Display.” Winner will be announced after Elkton’s HarvestFest on Saturday, October 6th on our Facebook Page.

Fan Favorite Display. Prize of $100!  Be sure to vote for your favorite display by visiting the Explore Todd County Facebook Page and “like” the official picture of your favorite display by 3 pm on HarvestFest Day, Saturday, October 6th.  The picture with the most “Likes” will be announced as the winner on our Facebook Page.



2017 Bale Trail

Bale Trail Address Listing Updated 10.5.2017

Printable Map (Updated 10.5.2017)


2017 Bale Trail Sponsors

City of TrentonCity of ElktonW.F. Ware Company, Inc. –  Sunnydale Farm, Inc. – Quilt and Sew at Golden Threads – Todd County Fiscal Court


Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!

Most Creative Display – Don’t Worry Bee HAYppy, Hearthstone Place

Fan Favorite – Bale of the Ball, Clifty Park


View Pictures from Previous Years

Bale Trail Pictures 2017

Bale Trail Pictures 2016

Bale Trail Pictures 2015

Bale Trail Pictures 2014