The Missouri State Fair's kicks off this Thursday in Sedalia. Where there's a fair, there's one thing for certain:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State Fair's annual butter sculptures, and the first fair since its longtime artist, Norma "Duffy" Lyon, passed away at age 81 in June.
The tradition's newer at the Missouri State Fair. Siblings Janice Hargrave and Scott Linsenbardt are currently working on their second butter sculpture for the fair, a cow posed as Rodin's The Thinker. It's made mostly from butter recycled from last year's cow butter sculpture.
Although their butter art looks perfectly fine, we think cows are a bit overdone. Check out these less expected butter sculptures.
The Ohio State Fair replicated a Space Shuttle astronaut's mission in butter.
A butter television, broadcasting a nonbutter version of the moon landing
A butter King Tut from Texas
Darth Vader brought the darkness of cholesterol and saturated fat to the Tulsa State Fair.
And of course, a butter baby Jesus