The Great New York State Fair is almost a week away and with that, the creation of the famous butter sculpture has begun. 800 pounds of butter has been delivered to the fairgrounds for the creation of the 55th Annual Butter Sculpture.
“For 55 years, the butter sculpture has been an iconic, can’t-miss attraction that has entertained millions of fairgoers,” says John Chrisman, CEO, American Dairy Association North East. “This unique tradition pays tribute to our hardworking dairy farm families who work 365 days a year to sustainably and responsibly produce milk.”
Butter used for this year’s sculpture comes from Batavia, NY at O-AT-KA Milk Products and is out of the specifications for retail sales.
After the fair, the butter will go back to Western NY and recycled to renewable energy at Noblehurst Farms in Pavilion NY.
The reveal of the sculpture will be available online via a live-stream on the American Dairy Association North East Facebook page.