The woman who sculpts the Iowa State Fair’s "butter cow" plans to make a butter sculpture of the late Michael Jackson for this year’s fair. 

The Jackson sculpture and a life-sized jersey cow sculpture — both made out of butter — will be on display in a 40-degree cooler on the fairgrounds during the Fair’s 11-day run.

Michael Jackson himself was on the state fairgrounds back in 1971. The Jackson Five performed on the Grandstand stage. Jackson and his brothers were featured in two shows that attracted 17,000 fans.

A State Fair news release called Jackson a "skilled and exceptional entertainer," who "transformed American music and dance."


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