(photo from the syracuse.com website - credit: Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard)
is what Kiddo and I will be gazing at in person tomorrow. We are making our annual pilgrimage to the Great New York State Fair with Kiddo's best friends (and their mom) and the annual butter sculpture is always a must-see. (Also, it is located in the building with the delicious chocolate milk bar, insane amounts of ice cream and cheese, what more could a dairy junkie want?) This is the 40th year for the State Fair butter sculpture - the first butter sculpture I saw at the NY State fair was back in 1989, and I've never gotten over seeing that much butter, carved into art or otherwise. It is definitely a sight to see! (The fair's website also promises live carving of blocks of cheese this year, which could be interesting...)
We always have a great time at the Fair, regardless of the weather or the crowds. This is the first year we've gone on opening day, so that should be exciting. There are lots of new attractions/entertainment too - bears on bicycles! Highwire acts! - so I'm certain we'll be well entertained. We moms have got our game plan down (2 wagons, cooler full of water, first aid kit, back-up clothing for kids and moms) and with any luck, by this time tomorrow night I'll be posting my own pictures of the butter sculpture and all the other wonders of the fair. Woo-hoo!