2017 UTAH STATE FAIR NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT BUTTER SCULPTURE & ICE CREAM
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (September 6, 2015) – The annual Utah State Fair kicks off on September 7th for 10 days of food, shows, rides and fun. Celebrating its 162nd year, dairy farmers continue to support the state fair with two primary attractions.
Since 1998, the butter cow has drawn crowds. An entire sculpture carved entirely of butter, the sculpture is prominently displayed in the fair’s “Creative Arts” Building at the corner of 1000W and North Temple on the Fairpark grounds in Salt Lake City. This year’s sculpture, “Moo Knew? Cow’s Love Art!” is inspired by the painting, American Gothic. Look behind the scenes of the sculpture for a sweet treat. Click here for an archive of past sculptures
Ice Cream Festival:
In it’s 36th year, the first Monday of the Utah State Fair, September 11, 2017, boasts the annual Ice Cream Festival. From 3:00-9:00pm, fair patrons line up outside the “Specialty Tent” to gain entrance to the all-you-can-eat event featuring local ice cream vendors. At just $3 for adults and $2 for kids, the ice cream festival is always a hit. Staffed in part by local dairy farmers, attendees receive a “boat,” napkin, and spoon upon entry and line up for scoops or bars of their favorite frozen treats. This year’s vendors include Aggie Ice Cream, BYU Creamery, Fat Boy, MeadowGold, Premium Creamies, Red Button Creamery, and Kroger (Smith’s).
Butter Cow: Displayed for the fair’s duration – Creative Arts Building
Ice Cream Festival: September 11, 2017 3pm – 9pm – Specialty Tent. Utah State Fairpark: 155 N 1000 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116