Princess Kay of the Milky Way

The young woman who serves as Minnesota’s dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest almost sixty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair’s 12-day run, but all year long.

Haley Hinrichs, 2016-17 Princess Kay of the Milky Way

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Fact Sheet: Butter Sculpting

The butter sculpting booth (in the Dairy Building, corner of Judson Avenue and Underwood Street) is a Minnesota State Fair exhibit sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association’s 3,000-plus dairy farmers. It’s one of the most popular attractions at the fair.

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Dairy Delights at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair

There’s lots of dairy to dig into at the Minnesota State Fair this year. Visitors to the Dairy Goodness Bar will be able to enjoy the winner of Midwest Dairy Association’s second annual “Flavor of the Fair” contest: the Call It Breakfast malt or sundae. They can also make flavor suggestions for next year while watching the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way and the 11 finalists have their likenesses carved in butter.

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