Here Comes the Kickoff

Here it is, the week of the Kickoff! Our office is already bustling today with things to prepare for the big event. If you haven’t ordered tickets yet you can still do so online or at the door.

Here are some more fun facts about the Butter Cow:

Butter Sculpting at the Iowa State Fair began as a way for the dairy industry to promote itself. The Midwest Dairy Association provides the butter used to sculpt the Butter Cow.

John K. Daniels, the first Iowa State Fair butter sculptor, lived to be 103 years old!

 There was not a cow sculpted in 1946.  World War II was just ending and butterfat prices were too high.

The butter used to create the 2011 cow will be 6 years old. It will almost be time to get a fresh batch of butter after this year.

The Butter Cow ornament will be available for sale again at the 2011 Iowa State Fair. Be sure to get in line for yours!

Butter sculptress Sarah Pratt

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