Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's like buttah

This:

(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!

7 comments:

Carrie said...

All I have to say is, Ohhhhhhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh...

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

There is no way that is butter! The only model I could make out of butter would be flat and even and shaped like the top of a slice of bread!
Anyway, thanks so much for visiting me today Heather, it is greatly appreciated.
Have just read your 'princessification' (is that how you spell it?) post and am SCARED! I don't ever want my daughter to grow up.

kwr221 said...

Okay, I read your funny comment on HappyHOurSue's blog and I immediately knew you must be from Rochester! I just saw your pic of the "Spring" and now I know it.

Hi neighbor, I'm in Fairport.

Have fun at the Fair!

~Trish~ said...

Ohhhhh take me, I wanna see funky budda shapes!

Ronnica said...

I've never really understood butter sculptures but can't help to see the irony in that they crafted a cow out of butter.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

State Fairs Rock!!!!! I hope you have a fabulous time!

What do they do with butter sculptures after the fair???

Momof3 said...

The state fair is not all that exciting to me and I just can not get excited about butter sculptures.