The New York State Fair has been canceled for this year, but one of its traditions lives on, online. The Fair's annual butter sculpture, crafted from over 800 pounds of New York Butter, will be unveiled Tuesday, Sept 1 at 10 am on a livestream on the Facebook page of the American Dairy Association North East.
The butter sculpture has been a feature of the fair since the 1950s, and represents New York State's 3800 dairy farmers. for the past 17 years, it has been created by Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, and this year's is their work also. The second video below shows them at work on last year's creation.
There's even a home butter sculpture contest on offer, with entrants invited to create their own projects with up to five pounds of butter at home, using butter, sculpting wire, chicken wire and a base, and submitting a photo of the work. Eight winners will get passes to next year's New York State Fair, and the grand prize winner will get a lifetime pass.