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Official Unveiling of State Fair Butter Cow Wednesday
Illinois Ag Connection - 08/09/2017

The ever-popular butter cow will be unveiled Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Dairy Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Illinois Agriculture Director Raymond Poe, State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon, Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Claudia VanOpdorp and Dairy Building superintendent Marla Behrends are scheduled to attend the ceremony. Dairy refreshments will be served.

"The Butter Cow is one of the most photographed and most visited attractions of the Illinois State Fair," said Poe. "For more than 90-years, fairgoers have looked forward to this buttery bovine creation. We are extremely proud of our partnership with the Midwest Dairy Association, which allows us to keep this long-standing tradition alive at the Illinois State Fair, and we cannot wait to see what they have in store for this year's sculpture."

The Illinois State Fair is planned for Aug. 10-20 in Springfield. Plan your visit today by visiting our website (www.IllinoisStateFair.info) and download the free mobile app.

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