A butter sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln will share the dairy-centric spotlight this year with the world-famous butter cow at the Iowa State Fair.
The 2012 State Fair is scheduled to run Aug. 9-19.
That’s a 10 percent increase from 2010.
Tickets for this year’s Illinois State Fair go on sale this weekend.
Illinois’ state budget mess is hampering efforts to organize this year’s state fair in southern Illinois.