Butter Baby Yoda, Ruth ‘Butter’ Ginsburg: Vote for your favorite DIY sculpture at the PA Farm Show

They’re no Butter Gritty, but some entries are pretty sweet.

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The annual PA Farm Show went virtual this year, and one of the features missed most from the usually giant event in Harrisburg is the beloved butter sculpture.

It went viral last year when the sculptors hired by the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture fashioned a larger-than-life Gritty at the behest of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. The feature, meant to showcase Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, began in 1991 with a life-size Ben Franklin, and other editions have included life-size WWII soldiers, football players and chocolate cows.

Without the opportunity to display their usual thousand-pound creation, organizers behind the Farm Show took the challenge to the people.

You might not have heard about the call for entries in Philadelphia, but the DIY butter sculpture contest garnered dozens of submissions from across the state, from residents aged 18 to 64. (There’s a separate category for kids.)

It’s now up to viewers to decide whose creation is the best. Voting is open through Friday at 1 p.m., and two winners will be crowned that afternoon. They’ll win gift cards from Giant, Wegmans, and other regional supermarkets.

While they don’t necessarily have the polish or panache as the professional pieces that usually grace the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, the entries are pretty creative.

Check out a few of the best and most amusing below, then head over to Facebook to show your support (the photo with the most likes/reactions/comments wins).


Mark Dennis, Buttered Toast

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Joan Strub, Buttercup Farm

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Jeffery Smith

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Christina Dietz, Measuring Spoons

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Nathaniel Arnold, Buticure

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Bob Gradeck, Ruth 'Butter' Ginsburg

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Loretta Metishen, Commonwealth

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Amanda Kipe, Apple Pie

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Hailey Rutkowski

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Dustin Tobias, See you next year!

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Jenna Clay, Baby Yoder

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Lindsay Gibson, Endangered Bog Turtle

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Garret McCall, The Good Shepherd

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Chad Schwartz, Brown Trout

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Curtis Hoke, Remembering 9-11

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Marie-Elaina Miller, A field a fence, a farm family and friends

Marie-Elaina Miller, A field a fence, a farm family and friends

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