Ohio Fair’s Butter Cows Named Scarlet And Grayce

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Kathryn Whinnery, 18, of Adena, Ohio, the Ohio State Fair Queen, takes a selfie in front of the butter cow at the Ohio State Fair in the Dairy Products Building, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The dairy board is encouraging fair goers to take selfies in front of the cow and post them. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht)

Kathryn Whinnery, 18, of Adena, Ohio, the Ohio State Fair Queen, takes a selfie in front of the butter cow at the Ohio State Fair in the Dairy Products Building, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The dairy board is encouraging fair goers to take selfies in front of the cow and post them. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Scarlet and Grayce. Those are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year’s Ohio State Fair.

The names announced Tuesday by fair officials after a naming contest on Twitter are a play on the Ohio State University colors, scarlet and gray.

Also presented Tuesday were other Ohio icons carved from butter, including a whitetail deer, paw paw fruit, carnation and spotted salamander.

Two sculptors worked on this year’s creations, crafting them from about 2,033 pounds of butter. The display took more than 540 hours to complete, including about 400 hours of actual sculpting.

The butter cow sculpture goes back more than a century at the state fair, which opens Wednesday and runs through Aug. 3 in Columbus.


 

Part of the Butter Cow exhibit is photographed at the Ohio State Fair in the Dairy Products Building, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The display includes iconic items from around the state. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht)

Part of the Butter Cow exhibit is photographed at the Ohio State Fair in the Dairy Products Building, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The display includes iconic items from around the state. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht)

Heidi Balz, 3, of Cincinnati, looks at a black racer snake that her father Alex Balz sculpted for the Butter Cow exhibit at the Ohio State Fair in the Dairy Products Building, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The display includes iconic items from around the state. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht)

Heidi Balz, 3, of Cincinnati, looks at a black racer snake that her father Alex Balz sculpted for the Butter Cow exhibit at the Ohio State Fair in the Dairy Products Building, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The display includes iconic items from around the state. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Eric Albrecht)


 

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