The 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show officially begins this weekend, but the annual farmfest received its unofficial start Thursday evening as officials unveiled the butter sculpture that will be on display for the duration of the show.
The nearly half-ton of butter depicts various Pennsylvania agricultural products, including milk and cheeses from the dairy industry, grapes and wine, as well as Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables.
The 8-day Farm Show and its famous food court opens to the public on Saturday with the theme “Made in PA. It makes a difference.”
After the conclusion of the exposition, the butter used for the sculpture will be donated to a Juniata County farm, where it will be converted to about 65 kilowatt hours of electricity.