Legen-dairy Buckeye team immortalized in butter

This year`s butter sculpture at the Ohio State Fair pays tribute to the team`s 2015 victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
This year`s butter sculpture at the Ohio State Fair pays tribute to the team`s 2015 victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The 2015 Ohio State Fair butter cow display is sure to churn some attention from Buckeye fans.

The sculpture was unveiled to the public in a noon event at the fairgrounds.

In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, Urban Meyer, Brutus Buckeye and the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy are featured.

The buttery Buckeye display gives fair-goers a chance to once again celebrate Ohio State’s historic win, when the team defeated the Oregon Ducks, 42-20, on Jan. 12, 2015

SLIDESHOW: Ohio State Fair unveils 2015 butter cow

Fairgoers will also have the opportunity to name this year’s butter cow and calf via Twitter by following @OHDairyFarmers and using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame.

The person who chooses the winning name will win a Go-Pro HERO camera at the end of the fair.

The display was whipped up from 2,000 pounds of butter and was completed in 500 hours, according to the American Dairy Association.

According to the American Dairy Association, sculptors begin by building wooden and steel frames to support the weight of the butter. From 55-pound blocks, the butter is sliced into loaves and layered on the frames. After hours of molding and smoothing the butter, each sculpture begins to take shape.

Fine details are added last.

The butter display is in the Dairy Products Building at the Ohio State Fair daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The fair runs from Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 9.

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