The 54th annual butter sculpture was unveiled Tuesday morning at the New York State Fair. It’s called “Refuel Her Greatness - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.”
The main centerpiece is a chocolate milk bottle.
Around it are female athletes at different ages, including a young skier, a high school gymnast, college lacrosse player and adult runner.
What You Need To Know
- This is the 54th annual bitter sculpture at the NYS Fair
- The sculpture is called Refuel Her Greatness- Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Title IX
- The dairy product featured is chocolate milk
For the first time in 16 years, there is color included in the sculpture. You can see the brown bottle, balance beam, skis, track and lacrosse stick.
It took 10 days to build the sculpture, which was created by Jim Victor and Marie Pelton. It is made of 800 pounds of butter and was sculpted in a 40-degree room.
This is the 20th year Victor and Pelton made the fair's butter sculpture. When the fair is over, all the butter will be brought to Noblehurst Farms in Linwood to be recycled into renewable energy.
Here are some fun facts about the sculpture from the American Dairy Association North East:
- The sculpture weighs the same as 93 gallons of milk, 8-9 newborn calves or 800 regulation-size NFL footballs
- The average person eats 6.3 pounds of butter a year, so it would take you 127 years to eat the sculpture on your own
- The 800 pounds of butter in the sculpture is 7.4 months of work for one cow