Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation To Go On Despite Pandemic

Amy Kyllo, 2019 Princess Kay, with her butter sculpture. ( Midwest Dairy. )

Even though the Minnesota State Fair has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 67th coronation of Princess Kay of the Milky Way will go on.

The coronation is scheduled for August 12th at a private banquet at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and likenesses of Princess Kay and the nine of finalists will be carved in butter beginning the next day. Live updates of the sculpting will be streamed on the Princess Kay Facebook page each day.

Minnesota sculptor Gerry Kulzer, an artist and teacher from Litchfield, Minn., will be sculpting the butterhead likenesses. Judging of the 67th Princess Ky will take place August 10 – 12. You can learn about the 10 candidates here.

Midwest Dairy sponsors the Princess Kay program. Social distance guidelines will be followed for all in-person events.