Carnival midway

Butter Cow

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Don't miss the unveiling of the Butter Cow. This years sculpture is really something unique, special and unlike anything that's been done at the State Fair before. Once the camera is turned on, you'll know why, you have to see it live.

The butter cow has been an unofficial icon of the fair since the 1920's. 500 pounds of unsalted butter are used to sculpt the life size figure by hand over a wire and wood frame. The process takes about two days. After the fair, the butter will be removed and reused in another sculpture.

map with the buttercow highlighted


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