WATCH: New York State Fair Butter Sculpture Build From Start To Finish
For many of us, the sign that summer is almost over is when the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse begins. Well it's here until September 5 and when I think about the fair, one of the things that come to mind is the fair food.
This year, they are introducing the "Flamin' Code Peach" and after I eat that I'm going to cool the flame with 25 cent milk at the Milk Bar. I'm glad to hear that Strawberry Milk is back again this year.
Great New York State Fair Butter Sculpture
Another Great New York State Fair food favorite (although not one you're allowed to eat) is the famous Butter Sculpture. This year's theme is "Refuel Her Greatness" as they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX. This year they are spotlighting female athletes and how today's athletes refuel with chocolate milk.
Once again this year, artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton crafted 800 pounds of butter over 10 days to bring us this magnificent creation. This is how they did it and WOW, they move fast.
You can find out more about Jim and Marie and you can even get tips on how you can try this at home.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the butter sculpture after the Great New York State Fair is over? Is it moved to a museum for others to see or is it melted down and put on several boxes of popcorn?
Nope to both! It’s recycled and turned into renewable energy at a local New York farm! It's called "From Waste to Watts."
I know that you'll be in a hurry to get to Syracuse for the Great New York State Fair but beware and look out for the speed traps...or just do the speed limit like you should.