Explore Todd County

Todd County, KY travel and tourism info for visitors and residents including attractions, activities, lodging, shopping venues, tasty eateries and historic tours.


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!


Bale Trail Address Listing 2016 Updated

Printable Bale Trail Map – Page 1 

Printable Bale Trail Map – Those that Registered After the Deadline – Page 2


2016 Bale Trail Google Map

(Click on “View Larger Map” icon in the top right corner of the map to find each display and get directions.)

2016 Bale Trail Sponsors

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


Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!

Fan Favorite - HAYritage Bank

Fan Favorite – HAYritage Bank

Hay Yall It's a Snowman Fall

Most Creative Display – Hay Ya’ll It’s a Snowman Fall







What is the Bale Trail?  Participants across Todd County will create bale displays and sculptures using hay bales or lose hay.  Anyone can participate!  If you want to create a display, download and print the Bale Trail Entry Form 2016. Submit entry to the Welcome Center in the Historic Todd County Courthouse, 1 Public Square, Elkton, or at Elkton City Hall, 71 Public Square.

How will we find the bale sculptures? Displays must be set up by September 12, 2016.  After that date, a map will be located on this page with addresses of each display.  You can visit as many sculptures as you want.  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.

Most Creative Display. Prize $250!  Soon after the displays are up on September 12th, judges will view each display and will name a “Most Creative Display,” which will also be announced at Elkton’s HarvestFest on Saturday, October 1st.

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 Noon on HarvestFest Day, Saturday, October 1st.  Winner will be announced at HarvestFest on the Main Stage.


Bale Trail 2015 Winners

Bale Trail Pictures 2015

Bale Trail Pictures 2014