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Bale Trail

2018 Bale Trail

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



Congratulations to our 2018 Winners!

Most Creative Display Winners


Fan Favorite Voting Winners




Thank you to our Sponsors!




City of Elkton – City of Guthrie – City of Trenton – Quilt & Sew at Golden Threads – Sweet Caroline’s Boutique – Todd County Fiscal Court – United Southern Bank –  W.F. Ware Company, Inc. – Anonymous 




Download and Print 2018 Bale Trail Map Here!

Google Map of Bale Trail 2018 Below

What is the Bale Trail?  Participants across Todd County will create bale displays and sculptures using hay bales or loose hay.  See the links at the bottom of this page for pictures of past bale displays. All Todd Countians 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@toddchamber.com.

How will we find the bale sculptures?  Entries must be completed and on dis-play by midnight, Sept. 27. Bale Trail maps will be printed by this time and the Bale Trail officially begins at sunrise on Sept. 28. A map of display locations will be located on this page at that time 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.The Bale Trail officially ends at sundown on Sunday, Nov. 4, so we ask that bales be on display until Monday, Nov. 5. However, this will depend on how well the displays stand up to weather.

Download and Print 2018 Entry Form Guidelines

Note – Entry forms must be received by the Todd County Chamber of Commerce no later than Sept. 15, 2018 (Note: Entries not received by this date will not be eligible for awards and may be left off of the map).


View Pictures from Previous Years

Bale Trail Pictures 2017

Bale Trail Pictures 2016

Bale Trail Pictures 2015

Bale Trail Pictures 2014