Buttery space shuttle featured in Ohio State Fair, which opens Wednesday
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cows aren’t jumping over the moon in this year’s Ohio State Fair butter sculptures, but the refrigerated exhibit does have a space travel theme.
Fair officials said Tuesday the usual cow and calf made of butter are accompanied this year by a butter space shuttle and astronaut.
The American Dairy Association says the display pays tribute to the shuttle program’s 30-year legacy. The last space shuttle flight ended Thursday with the landing of the Atlantis.
The trade group says in a news release that the butter sculptors “had a blast” creating the exhibit. The work took 475 hours and used 1,550 pounds of butter, about 6,200 sticks.
Last year’s fair featured two NFL players and a giant football made of butter.
The 158th Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday.