Posted: Sep 9, 2013 7:57 AM by Cody Proctor
Updated: Sep 9, 2013 8:38 AM
Organizers of the annual "Montana Bale Trail" estimate that more than 7,000 people drove the route between Hobson, Utica, and Windham on Sunday to view the more than four dozen entries in the annual "What The Hay" event.
Cynthia Derks, one of the organizers, said, "We've had people from Kentucky, England, Australia, we had two people from South Dakota, we've had a Porsche group, motorcycle group from Canada. It's been a really great day."
One new attraction this year was the Hay Zoo, featuring miniature versions of the trail's hay displays.
Official winners of the contest were released late Sunday:
1. The Wizard of Strawz - Clint Carr
2. God Made a Farmer - Paul Harvey - Don Derks
3. Hay-Bomni-Bale Snow Man - Nate Carr
4. DespicaBale Me 2 - Judy Mikkelsen
5. Snoop-Hay - Heart of Montana Animal Shelter
6. Monsters Universit-Hay - Hobson High School Class of 2014
7. Despic'hay'ble Me - Hobson High School Class of 2017
8. FFHay - 8th Day God Made a Farmer- Hobson FFA
9. Duck Haymander - Lori Stevenson & Hayden Hammontree
10. Duck DynHaysty - Stacey and Carter Derks
Click here to see more photos at the Montana Bale Trail website.