In case you have been wondering, plans are being made to hold the SECOND annual Broadwater County HAY SCULPTURE CONTEST. Broadwater County Farm Bureau is once again sponsoring this fun event to enhance this year's Townsend Fall Fest. Hay sculptures this year will need to be ready for judging on the evening of September 25. Registration will begin during the Fair & Rodeo at the Farm Bureau booth.
The contest promies to not only bring some fun and drama to the Fall Fest; it also promises to test our county citizens' creativity, engineering skills and vision.
Contest rules will be much the same as they were last year for the Broadwater County Farm Bureau's inaugural contest. The area to display your sculptures have broadened considerably. This year your masterpiece hay scluptures may be displayed north of Townsend along Highway 287 starting at McMaster Hill and south of Townsend (also on Hwy. 287) all the way to the dairy outside of Toston.
Fam Bureau wants to encourage as much participation as possible this year and their goal is to engage some townspeople as well as area ranchers and farmers. Hay sculptures can be small or large so there are no size requirements. Judges will be looking for creativity and great presentation and hoping to see entries showcasing the great hay that is produced in our county. If you want to participate but have no access to hay or straw, call 227-6697 and the local Farm Bureau will help those interested citizens obrain hay to make a winning hay scupture.
Look on Rotary's Fall Fest website to get details and check out the Hay Sculpture Contest Rules.
Click on Hay Sculpture Rules
Click on Hay Sculpture Registration
This year's prizes are quite remarkable. First place will be $500; the second place winner will receive $250 and third place will take home $100. Bragging rights are also very importanat so start thinking of a HAY-of-an-idea!