Front Row Seats at Butter Carving for Illinois Fairgoers
The Illinois State Fair is showcasing the dairy art of Sharon BuMann, butter sculptress extraordinaire, who is still in the process of carving a giant block of butter into a "butter cow." This year fairgoers are able to watch the artist at work as she puts in the last few hours:
“I thought it would be a fun idea,” said Sharon BuMann, who has been sculpting Illinois’ Butter Cow for the past decade.
She’s already put about 40 hours of work into the cow, including one all-nighter.
Not that that’s anything unusual.
“I usually pull at least one all-nighter before the cow’s completed,” she said.