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Things to do

The main event is driving the 22 mile long Montana Bale Trail and viewing the What the Hay contest, but there is so much more to experience on this jam-packed day. Great food, a small-town fair and petting zoo are a few of many things to experience at the Montana Bale Trail event. We have a lot to offer here in beautiful Central Montana, take a look below to get a better idea. 

Hobson Fair

Held in conjunction with “What the Hay” and located in Hobson, is the Hobson Day Fair sponsored by the Utica Women’s Club.  This affair provides a wonderful festival-like atmosphere. It features a wide variety of exhibits and booths which offer creative home-made crafts, gifts, arts and food favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream.  Particularly prized are the sinfully delicious slices of homemade pies made by members of the Utica Women’s Club and the Hobson Women’s Club. 

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Hobson Museum & Library

Be sure to visit the newly created Hobson Museum and check out the Hobson Library's annual book sale!

Hobson Museum   Hobson Library

Utica Rod & Gun Club Dinner

Prior to “What the Hay,” the Utica Rod and Gun Club sponsors a barbecue beef dinner and auction on Saturday evening at the Utica Community Hall. 

The dinner starts at 6:00 pm and is followed by a spirited and playful raffle/auction with a wide variety of merchandise available for bidding and a dance.

All proceeds go to support the historic Utica Community Hall.  For information, contact Tom Swanz  at 423-5371.

The Mason's Breakfast

Mason’s Breakfast Starts your Bale Trail Day

You can start your “Bale Trail” explorations early Sunday morning with a piping hot, home-made pancake/eggs/sausage breakfast sponsored by the local Masons which is held at the Masonic Temple in downtown Hobson.  Hours are 7:30 am to 10:30 am and for additional information, contact Clint at 423-5570.

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