Brady Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Construction of this year’s butter sculpture begins today at the state fairgrounds. Butter sculptures are a fixture of The Great New York State Fair. Food sculptors Jim Victor and Marie Pelton have returned for the 17th year to create a new model.
The married pair of artists have created works for The Late Late Show with James Corden and Food Network, but each year, they turn their talents to the state fair. Their previous creations have included a cow jumping over the moon, a rendering of Syracuse’s Oncenter, and The Statue of Liberty.
They aren’t at liberty to reveal the subject of this year’s sculpture, but they say it requires 800 pounds of dairy to complete. The annual tradition is intended to celebrate New York life and agriculture. Its creation is overseen by the American Dairy Association North East.
The sculpture will be unveiled on Wednesday, August 21 when The Great New York State Fair opens to the public.