Ask Axios: What happens to the butter cow after the fair?
We're back with another installment of Ask Axios, where we answer your burning questions about our area.
- Mark M. asks: In all my years in Columbus and attending the fair, one pressing question has eluded me. What becomes of the butter sculptures when the fair is done?
👋 Alissa here. I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering what happens to all that butter.
- So I reached out to Jenny Crabtree, spokesperson for the American Dairy Association Mideast, which sponsors the Ohio State Fair's annual display.
What's next: The butter is recycled. Along with cooking grease, local companies refine it into non-edible items like soap, tires and grease for metal forging. Columbus-based OP Recycling will complete the job this year.
Of note: "The butter is definitely not fit for consumption after it's been worked by the artists’ hands into the sculptures and on display for several weeks," Crabtree says.
📬 Got questions about Central Ohio? Email [email protected]. You butter believe we'll find the answers.
More Columbus stories
No stories could be found
Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Columbus.