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It’s Butter Time; Butter Arrives For State Fair


The time of year has come for the Great New York State Fair and 800 pounds of butter has arrived for the construction of the 54th annual butter sculpture.

Jim Victor and Marie Pelton are the sculptors who will unpack the butter and use their tools to create a work of buttery goodness. The butter comes from Batavia, NY with producer O-AT-KA Milk Products.

“I really love that this iconic attraction repurposes butter not just once, but twice – first by turning unusable product into an artistic sculpture, and then after the fair, by recycling it into renewable energy on a dairy farm,” says John Chrisman, CEO, American Dairy Association North East. “I encourage fairgoers to visit the Dairy Products Building and see the annual Butter Sculpture that always pays tribute to our hardworking dairy farm families who work 365 days a year to sustainably and responsibly produce milk.”

The secretive sculpture will be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, August 23rd. The State Fair Butter sculpture can be found in the dairy building in the center. For the reveal the American Dairy Association North East will unveil the 54th annual butter sculpture live on their Facebook page, American Dairy NE.

The Fair runs this year from August 24th to September 5th.

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