How Now 'Butter' Cow
The butter cow - yes an entire sculpture carved from butter - is a tradition at State Fairs across the country. Utah's Butter Cow is always a hit at the fair. Showcased in the "Creative Arts" building, the sculpture is a representation of art and tradition. This year (2011), the butter cow took on a new dimension - in late spring, the Dairy Council sponsored a Butter Cow Design Contest for Jr. High School students across the state. Artists Debbie Brown and Matt McNaughton demonstrated their artistic talent as they turned our design winner's two dimensional drawing into a 3D masterpiece.
View Our Sculpture Archive to look at past sculptures.
Earning the most votes in our Facebook contest, Katie Day of Bountiful Jr. High School submitted this year's winning entry titled, "The London Dairy Pair." An all around artist, Katie is quite talented. She was a state finalist in the Google Doodle contest, and she enjoys making earrings. We caught up with Katie as the sculpture was being completed (check out her homemade cow earrings!)
Ever wonder how it's done?
This short video gives a behind the scenes look at the creation of the 2010 butter cow.