Cleveland Cavaliers buttered up at 2016 Ohio State Fair

A day before the 2016 Ohio State Fair officially opens to the public, a staple of the dairy industry was unveiled to the public. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their recent NBA championship highlights this year’s Butter Cow Display.

“We’re really excited about Ohio’s dairy farmers being able to sponsor this display,” said Scott Higgins of the American Dairy Association – Mideast. “The celebration of the Cleveland Cavaliers becoming national champions after all these years is one we just simply couldn’t pass up. We are excited to be able to display them in butter. And the depiction we have using Moon Dog and Sir CC and of course the treasured trophy wrapped with the cavalier logo is on display here, one that you’re not going to want to miss.”

IMG_3965The butter sculptures will be on display the entire length of the fair in the Dairy Products Building between the Coliseum and the Voinovich Building.

The cooler in which the butter is kept remains a balmy 46 degrees. Overall, the works took 500 hours to complete and about 2,150 pounds of butter were used in the process. The display looks to recognize Ohio’s dairy farmers.

“Of course the butter cow and butter calf always look dynamic. We have a dairy farmer who’s an artist and he comes and does this for us every other year. It’s a beautiful cow, come see her,” Higgins said.

Several fair dignitaries were in attendance and spoke to the audience.

The 2016 Ohio State Fair opens to the public on Wednesday and runs through August 7th.

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