2022 New York State Fair Butter Sculpture

Refuel Her Greatness

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

That is the powerful theme behind this year’s annual Butter Sculpture at the New York State Fair, which spotlights female athletes and how today’s athletes refuel with chocolate milk!

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The 2022 NYSF Butter Sculpture has unveiled! Did you know that the Butter Sculpture, brought to you by New York State dairy farmers, was crafted from 800 pounds of butter over the course of 10 days by artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton?


Olympian and Dairy Farmer, Elle Purrier St. Pierre with Commissioner Ball


Ever wonder what happens to the butter after the fair? It’s recycled and turned into renewable energy at a local NY farm! Learn more about it in this episode of This American Dairy Farmer.


We are pulling back the curtains and taking you inside the refrigerated butter sculpture case with Jim Victor and Marie Pelton to see how the sculpture is created. They also provide some DIY sculpting tips for those who want to try it at home!

Get Your Tickets for the Fair!

There will be no cash sales at the entrance gates or parking lots this year, so be sure to purchase your tickets and parking passes online!

Purchase Here

Reset Yourself with Dairy

Be sure to visit our Reset Yourself with Dairy booth in the Dairy Products Building to learn how dairy products have the power to ease stress and reset you and your mindset.

While at the booth, take a photo of yourself flying with milk wings and tag us on social media, @americandairyne.

CLICK HERE to learn all about the 4 Ways to Reset Yourself with Dairy.

Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off

The 2022 Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off will take place at the fair at 10:30am EST on Thursday, September 1st at the Chevy Court Pavilion! Which team do you think will win?

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for behind the scenes fun in our stories!

Meet the Host and Judges

We are honored and thrilled to have Michael Tadros, Commissioner Ball, Audrey Donahoe, and Gabriella Taylor host and judge this year’s Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off!


Amy Robbins

Amy is the co-host of the popular Syracuse radio show, Ted & Amy in the Morning, where the duo has teamed up for more than 30 years. They were named the “Official Voices of the New York State Fair” in 2011 and were both inducted into the New York State Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame in 2019.


Michael Tadros

Having worked at the fair most of his life, Michael Tadros and Family have operated concession stands at the New York State Fair, operating under Tadros Pastries and I Love Milk for the past 35 years.


Richard Ball

Richard A. Ball, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, has made a living in agriculture his entire life. His inspiration to become a farmer came from his grandparents, who were lifelong dairy farmers.


Audrey Donahoe

Audrey, the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE) Board President, was elected to this role in March 2021 after serving on the ADANE Board for 20 years. She is a sixth-generation dairy farmer and owns ATRASS Farm in Clayville, N.Y., with her husband Jeff.


Gabriella Taylor

Gabriella is the current New York State Dairy Ambassador. From Newark, N.Y., Gabriella works at EL-VI Farms and is about to begin her freshman year at St. Bonaventure University.

Photos from last year’s Dairy Shake-Off!
Four decorative milkshakes
Milkshake makers holding their winning creation

Must-See Attractions at the Fair

Tagged cow looking at the camera

Dairy Day – September 1st

Dairy Products Building 

  • Butter Sculpture
  • Milk Bar

Dairy Cattle Barn

  • Cow Shows
  • Milking Parlor

Relive the State Fair at Home

The fair doesn’t have to end once you go home! One of our favorite parts of the fair is the food! Relive it at home with these recipes, courtesy of our friends at Savor Recipes.