Utah State Fair Brings Back a Favorite on Opening Day

Utah State Fair Brings Back a Favorite on Opening Day

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(KSL News) The Utah State Fair is known for its funnel cakes and cotton candy, but it's also known for a certain dairy creation: the famous "butter cow."

Artists use 600 to 700 pounds of butter to create the cow, and on the 10th anniversary of the sculpted bovine the cow became a bull.

Sculptors worked in a 38 degree cooler to shape the bucking bull and its rider. "It's a lot colder in there, and it's different, you know, like you're all bundled up," said Matt McNaughton, one of the butter sculptors.

Debbie Brown, also a butter sculptor, said, "You have to learn to rework things. It's not like clay and it's not like carving things out of wood. It's a little different with butter."

The Utah State Fair officially opened this afternoon.

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