Life-size butter sculptures of the Apollo 11 space crew are featured in this year’s annual butter display presented by the American Dairy Association Mideast.

The Butter Sculpture At The Ohio State Fair Is Out Of This World

This year’s butter display at the Ohio State Fair is out of this world.

Made from over 2,200 pounds of butter, the sculpture captures the most memorable moments from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

“Those who remember the moon landing often recall exactly where they were and how they felt, and the 50th anniversary is the perfect time to pay tribute to this amazing event and share that excitement with a new generation,” said Jenny Hubble, senior vice president of communications for the American Dairy Association Mideast. “Ohio also has a special connection to that day, as one of our own took the first-ever steps on the surface of the moon.”

The butter display includes a life-size sculpture of Wapakoneta native Neil Armstrong, standing next to the lunar module Eagle and saluting the American flag after planting it on the moon’s surface. The 2019 display also includes a butter sculpture of the entire spacecraft crew: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins and, of course, the traditional butter cow and calf.

The butter display is an Ohio State Fair tradition and is presented by the American Dairy Association. The theme of the sculpture is always a tightly guarded secret leading up to the fair. This year, the Apollo 11 themed display is expected to attract over 500,000 fairgoers.

The Ohio State Fair is taking place from July 24-August 4 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors and children 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Advance sale admission tickets are $6. For more information, please visit their official website here.

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