PHOTOS: 7 amazing straw statues built during straw sculpting competition

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Straw statue in Rochelle, Ill.
Fran Volz Studio

ROCHELLE, Illinois -- Seven straw statues are on display in Rochelle, Illinois, as part of what the small farm community says is the only straw sculpting competition in the country.

The statues are located in a 20-acre field adjacent to Rochelle High School, 1401 E. Flagg Rd. The statues will be on display until Nov. 1.

A 21-foot tall Statue of Liberty has also been created to promote the competition. The Statue of Liberty is located at 328 E. Hwy. 38 in Rochelle.

On Saturday, Rochelle will also host the Round Hay Bale Races at Midwest Park, located at Caron Road and Seventh Avenue. Teams will compete from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The winning team wins a $100 cash award.

Rochelle is located in Ogle County, about 80 miles west of Chicago.