In the heat of the summer, one of Ohio’s coolest traditions is taking shape.


More than a ton of butter has arrived at the Ohio state fairgrounds, and sculptors have begun molding it into the long-standing favorites, the traditional cow and calf, as well as sculptures related to this year’s butter display theme, one of the best-kept

secrets leading up to the Ohio State Fair.


Each year, the American Dairy Association Mideast selects an icon or theme to feature in butter that is non-political, non-controversial and reflects optimism and broad audience-appeal.


The butter display at the Ohio State Fair attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year.


The fair will run from Wednesday, July 25 through Sunday, August 5 in Columbus.