COLUMBUS―It’s shaping up to be a hot summer, but there’s one beloved attraction that is keeping it cool at the Ohio State Fair. More than a ton of butter has arrived at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, and sculpting of the 2023 butter cow, calf and other surprise sculptures will begin Monday, July 10.
The sculptors start by building wooden and steel frames to support the weight of the butter. From 55-pound blocks, they slice the butter into manageable loaves and layer it to cover the frames. After many hours of molding and smoothing the butter in a 46-degree cooler, each sculpture begins to take shape. Fine details are added last.