Butter Sculpture Revealed for 2019 Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The butter cow didn't jump over the moon, she landed on it!

This year's butter sculpture at the Ohio State Fair commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, where man first set foot on the moon.

In that mission, Ohioan Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the lunar surface.

The butter display includes models of each of the three crew members--Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, a model of Armstrong in his space suit, next to the lunar module, and saluting the American flag planted on the moon's surface.

There's also a butter sculpture of the Apollo 11 mission seal, to go along with the traditional butter cow and calf.

A team of artists worked about 500 hours, using over a ton of butter to create this year's display.

Past butter sculptures included models of Urban Meyer, Jack Nicklaus, Jack Hanna, Bobby Rahal, and dedications to the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Browns and Bengals, and the Columbus Crew.

Last year's butter sculpture was of scenes from the movie "A Christmas Story", which was filmed in Ohio, and celebrated it's 35th anniversary in 2018.

The display is in the Dairy Products Building at the Ohio State Fair, which runs from Wednesday, July 24th to Sunday, August 4th.

 

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