Ohio State Fair features NFL players sculpted of butter

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair’s traditional butter cow and calf made are accompanied this year by figures from the world of pigskin.

When the fair opens Wednesday, visitors to the dairy exhibit also will see butter sculptures of Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns and Chinedum Ndukwe of the Cincinnati Bengals, along with a giant butter football.

A team of Cincinnati artists worked nearly 400 hours to craft this year’s display out of one ton of butter. The figures are housed behind glass and kept refrigerated at 45 degrees.

Last year’s fair featured three generations of a dairy family and a veterinarian made of butter.

Butter sculptures have been part of the fair for more than 100 years.