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.

2017 Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation. Photo credit: Matt Addington.

Emily Annexstad, 2017-18 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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