Butter

Cow

butter cow

Overview

The butter cow – yes an entire sculpture carved from butter – is a tradition at state fairs across the country, and Utah’s butter cow is always a hit at the fair. Showcased in the Creative Arts building, the sculpture is a representation of art and tradition.

The design for the butter cow is always a fun process, and over the years student contests have helped inspire the sculptors. Regardless of the inspiration, butter cow sculptors, Debbie Brown and Matt McNaughton, use their artistic and creative license to bring the butter to “life.”

Butter Cow

Archives

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2017 – Moo Knew? Cows Love Art!

Sculpting in Progress!

Photo coming soon! State Fair runs from 9/7 – 9/17 2017

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

Butter Cow - Utah State Fair 2016

2016 – “Cow”lympics

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

Butter Cow Punk the Moo 2015

2015 – Punk the Moo!

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2014 Butter Cow

2014 – Bat Cow

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2013 Butter Cow - Beam Me Up Bessie

2013 – Beam Me Up Bessie

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2012 Butter Cow May the Odds Be Ever in your Flavor

2012 – May the Odds Be Ever in Your Flavor

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2011 Butter Cow London Dairy Pair

2011 – London Dairy Pair

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2010 Butter Cow Uncommonly Good Date

2010 – Uncommonly Good 1st Date

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2009 Butter Cow It Takes Two to Tango

2009 – It Takes Two to Tango

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2008 Butter Cow Double Quick Butter Kick

2008 – Double Quick Butter Kick

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2007 Butter Cow Butter Bull

2007 – Butter Bull

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Matt McNaughtan

2006 Butter Cow Cows Feeding

2006 – Cows Feeding

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Barbara Westover

2005 Butter Cow 150th Anniversary

2005 – 150th Anniversary – Utah State Fair

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Clay Brown

2004 Butter Cow Boy Pulling Calfs Tail

2004 – Boy Pulling Calf’s Tail

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Barbara Westover

2003 Butter Cow Cow Jumped Over the Moon

2003 – Cow Jumped Over the Moon

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Barbara Westover

2002 Butter Cow farmer milking

2002 – Farmer Milking a Cow

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Barbara Westover

2001 Butter Cow - Olympic Ski Race

2001 – Olympics Cow Racing Skiier

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Barbara Westover

2000 Butter Cow - Girl Feeding Calf

2000 – Girl Feeding Calf

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Barbara Westover

1999 Butter Cow - Butter Cow Tail

1999 – Butter Cow

Sculptors: Debbie Brown & Barbara Westover

1998 Butter Cow First

1998 – Utah’s First Butter Cow

Sculptors: Norma “Duffy” Lyon, Debbie Brown, Barbara Westover