WEB EXTRA: MN State Fair Butter Sculpting Facts

Updated: 08/22/2013 5:27 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

Woman carving a butter sculpture in 1938.
Woman carving a butter sculpture in 1938.
Photo: Photo: Minnesota Historical Society

Butter sculpting has been a tradition at the Minnesota State Fair since the late 1800s.

But what do you really know about butter sculpting?

This year, the sculpting of Princess Kay of the Milky Way begins Thursday, Aug. 22, during the first day at the Minnesota State Fair. Watch it live at the Dairy Building.

Here are some facts about the dairy art form, according to the Midwest Dairy Association: