‘You’ll shoot your eye out!’ Ohio State Fair reveals ‘A Christmas Story’ butter sculpture theme


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The 2018 butter sculpture at the Ohio State Fair has been revealed, and this year’s theme centers around the classic movie “A Christmas Story.”

Featuring Ralphie in his bunny suit, a Christmas tree decorated with real twinkling lights, Randy in his snowsuit and, of course, the iconic leg lamp, the sculpture pays tribute to the movie which was filmed in Cleveland in 1983. 

“Watching A Christmas Story is a holiday tradition for people across the country, and we’re proud that it’s one that started right here in Ohio,” says Jenny Hubble, senior vice president of communications for American Dairy Association Mideast.

Sculptors spent about 400 hours in a 46 degree cooler to create the buttery works of art from more than a ton of butter.

The butter sculptures are on display in the Dairy Products Building at the Ohio State Fair from 9am until 9pm through August 5. 

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