Feb 042014

There is literally a fork in the road in Westport, Massachusetts.


After a little bit of research, I found an article that said the creator of the large dinner fork sculpture isΒ Tom Schmitt of Westport. Don’t quote me on that, though. Β I read several articles and/or blog posts about the fork and there are a few different stories out there about how the fork came to be (if anyone actually knows Tom and can confirm that he made it, by all means let me know so he can get the proper credit).

Either way, it’s pretty cool and definitely unique.




If you want to go see it for yourself, the roughly 12-foot-tall fork sits at the intersection of Old Harbor and River roads in Westport, MA.

  107 Responses to “A Fork in the Road. Literally.”

  1. Forking great. Now we have to find a spoon

  2. Forking Heck (sorry i could not resist lol) that’s pretty cool wonder what else there is out there like this lol.

  3. That’s too funny, I love the sense of humor.

  4. That’s a really big fork!! Is there any Knife or Spoon too around the area?

  5. I love this fork in the road. Thanks for the giggles.

  6. Ok, that is pretty cool and never actually saw a real, physical fork in the road! πŸ™‚

  7. LOL for fork sake that’s a first for me and I speak with fork tongue πŸ™‚

  8. Hari Om
    Somebody had to do it I suppose – all it needs now is the decision… YAM xx

  9. That is pretty cool! I had no idea that there was a real fork sculpture like that in Westport. If we are ever in that neck of the woods, we will def. look for it.

  10. OMG, that is very cool… It must belong to a giant, did you find a plate a knife somewhere around :)…
    Have a nice day.

  11. Great way to start my day off thanks for the smile and the find. Now we need the knife and spoon!

  12. Now that is totally awesome!!!

  13. Love it.. I will have to see if it is in my book, Weird Massachusetts. I have to start finding some of the stuff in the book.

  14. That is cool! I would be stopping to get a pic with it too πŸ™‚

  15. HAHA! Id love to check this out one day, I love those hidden things found on road trips. My kids would get such a kick out of it.

  16. Now THAT would definitely make me stop my car and think about which way I wanted to go! Whoever did make that and installed it certainly has a sense of humor – I am still laughing-wish I lived close enough to go see it for myself!

  17. LOL! Thats pretty amazing!

  18. Haha! Hilarious!

  19. buwahhahahaa
    Not what I expected. Funny!

  20. Muppet movie flashbacks!

  21. That’s perfect! Love it–and I would have been out there taking pictures too–you just don’t see that every day….literally. πŸ˜‰ Have a great Wednesday!

  22. Thank is hilarious and incredibly awesome. I need to get down there and see it for myself!

  23. wow..this is so cool..fork in the road for real?? Pictures turn out great Robin πŸ™‚ Very interesting!

  24. Haha cool – a fork in the road – suddenly in the road, now that will be such an interesting sight to see, haha!

  25. okay that is seriously cool it literally is a fork in the road

  26. Well, that is awesome if I do say so myself!

  27. I think this is so funny/cool! I have been saying in time someone will put a fork in the road literally! and now it is done!

  28. I love traveling and seeing all of the different towns “mascots”! We live in a town that has a HUGE bumble bee!

  29. How fun! I want a fork in a road around here! It would be cool if the fork had sculptured food in it.

  30. That’s hilarious! Whoever made it had an awesome sense of humor. πŸ™‚

  31. That’s pretty cool. Love the sense of humor!


  32. Isn’t that crazy! I’ll guess that all the cars slow down when coming up on that!

  33. Well, I never thought I’d see that kind of a fork in the road! Hilarious!

  34. Girl yet again you rock at finding the coolest things to see.

    How freaking cool!

  35. That is really cool! Sounds like something I would do!

  36. Oh that’s hilarious!! I’d love to see this. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  37. I love your forking post! I’ve wanted to visit MA, but now I have a forking reason to check it out! Thanks for the post! I love Fork humor!

  38. pretty cool.
    this also must be where the dish ran away with the spoon. har har πŸ˜‰

  39. It sounds like it’s something you definitely have to see in your lifetime. If I ever head that way I will check it out! Thanks for the great pictures!

  40. Wow there really is a fork in the road, how cool is that.

  41. That is very cool and very philosophical!! What an interesting landmark!

  42. Wow, there litterally was a fork in the road! I would have to pose for a picture too!

  43. wow that’s really cool! so literal.. haha

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  44. I LOVE this, very clever!

  45. Oh that is a very cool statue! I love it’s unique character. I would love to know more of the real story if anyone does confirm the sculpture.

  46. That is awesome πŸ™‚ I love art with a sense of humor!

  47. hahahaha That is great. That has to be the pun of many many jokes to people around that place. Ha

  48. I have seen a few Forks in the road in my time… but never a real Fork in the road. Very cool.

  49. Ha! That’s pretty awesome!! I love things like that!

  50. Haha, a fork in he road. Make a great funny thing to send in to a contest.

  51. How cool. I love seeing unique statues and sights like this. When we were taking my daughter to college, we drove out of the way to see the world’s largest Superman statue.

  52. That is too funny! I love that someone took the time to put that giant fork there! What a fun thing to find.

  53. Haha that is amazing – I could imagine it being quite confusing if you were to just come upon it lol x

  54. Wow thats a huge fork.. so cool I would love to visit.

  55. That is so frikken hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

  56. I love it, that was very clever to actually put the fork in (or near) the road. I will have to see if I can find anything as to how it came to be there.

  57. LOL I saw the link for this and I thought it was going to be a fork in the road, like where two roads split. Then I saw the title and I thought you were going to lay an eating fork in the actual road for some reason and I thought “I have to see why she did this.” And then I scrolled down and it was this huge GIANT fork LOLOLOLOLOL I can’t stop laughing lol. πŸ˜‰

  58. I love it! There was an art competition in my city of adirondack chairs and for a restaurant they added a fork, knife and spoon. This make me laugh and I needed it. Thanks.

  59. Lol. Whoever put that fork in the road had a real sense of humor.

  60. That is cute! Definitely wasn’t what I expected when I started reading.

  61. THAT is fantastic! I love the fork on the road, literally!

  62. That is hilarious. I actually had a dream about a large fork like that in the snow last night.

  63. Love it. That is so cool.

  64. Oh my gosh, I love this. Now when I come to a fork in the road I will be forever thinking of this blog post.

  65. I see you want to fork however what if you wanna spoon? LOL Seriously this is so cute I want to go there and take a picture, this is hilarious and would be such a conversation piece. My boys would get a kick out of this

  66. I love seeing “art” in the wild, so creative and kudos to the town officials for allowing it.

  67. Wow how cool is that! Gives another meaning entirely to the fork in the road expression.

  68. That is the best thing EVER! I love it. a real fork in the road πŸ™‚

  69. The giant fork πŸ˜€

  70. Yes! Unique! A very good find!
    Happy WW!

  71. I’m so curious as to why that particular fork in the road was the right place for the sculpture. I love wacky things like that.

  72. Ha! Now that is awesome! Now, I’m interested in learning more about the story of this fork!

  73. This is hysterical!!!

  74. Love it! Which way should I go? Lol. That’s really awesome

  75. Well, it doesn’t get more literal than that, does it? Ha. That’s something.

  76. No way! I’d totally pull over to take pictures too πŸ™‚

  77. Such interesting things I’ve learned from your blog. We’ll add this one to the list too! If I am ever in the area, I will totally be getting a picture with that fork!

  78. That’s really fun and would be so appropriate for a cultural center we have here. you have to bear right at a fork to get there. someone could create a cute bear to the right of a fork and stick it there. It would be a great landmark!

  79. That’s funny! I love finding random evidence of humor out there!!

  80. I would love to stop for a picture with it too!

  81. How cool is that! I wish there would be more cool sculptures like that! I like that you stopped and had your picture taken with it too! God bless! πŸ™‚

  82. How fun! The world needs more unexpected sculptures.

  83. I love it! We actually have one here in the Hudson Valley, outside the town of Red Hook.

  84. Wow! How cool is that?! Great find, too.

  85. hahaha that is too cool. I may have to go there just to get a picture of that. πŸ™‚

  86. That’s a bit crazy and a bit funny!! Someone needed something to do someday!

  87. I read about this somewhere too. It is such a cool installation and quite huge. Great write up.

  88. I live in town and have seen the fork. Not sure of the story though. I’ll see what I can find out for ya πŸ™‚

  89. Lol, that is so cool! Wonder if there is knife & spoon somewhere, but I guess that wouldn’t make sense. That would be just strange πŸ™‚

  90. That’s really cool! Thanks for linking up!

    Dagmar’s Home

  91. Love the fork in the road. How unique and cool. Glad you got pictures.

  92. Literally a fork in the road!!!

  93. How neat; That’ll definitely get your attention when driving by!

  94. Wacky, yet awesome, nonetheless!

  95. haha that’s funny! It reminds me of The Muppet Movie

  96. That is hilarious. When I get up that way I am going to have to add that to my list of things to see.