The butter cow display at this year’s Ohio State Fair highlights the bicentennial birthday of Columbus, Ohio. The display features a five-foot by six-foot birthday cake made from 2,400 sticks of butter. The cake features ornate carvings of notable city landmarks.
This year the butter cow will tweet and update Facebook from the fair. The cow will be milking this opportunity for all it’s worth. Representing more than 268,000 real dairy cows across Ohio, the butter cow will be promoting not only the new butter sculpture at the fair, but also highlighting all of the great things about Ohio’s dairy community.
The Ohio State Fair runs from July 25 until August 5 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Social media users are encouraged to follow @OHDairyFarmers on Twitter, and “like” Ohio Dairy Farmers on Facebook. The butter cow will be tweeting and posting about various topics, including dairy trivia and state fair facts. There’s even a “tweet to win” contest, where followers can tweet a photo of themselves in front of the butter cow display to @OHDairyFarmers and include the hashtag #buttercow for a chance to win an iPad. Don’t forget to add the Ohio State Fair hashtag, #OSF12, or follow@OhioStateFair.