Announcing The Virtual Royal Butter Sculpture Competition for 2020

At The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the Butter Sculpture Competition

One of the most iconic attractions at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the Butter Sculpture Competition. This year – and for the first time in The Fair’s history – the contest will be open to all Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast with our at-home Virtual Butter Sculpture Competition.

Anyone (kids and adults alike!) is welcome to create a miniature butter sculpture from one pound of butter. Once your sculpture is complete (and photo ready!) – snap a pic and share on Instagram using #ButterSculptureChallenge and tagging @theroyalfair to enter the contest and have a chance to be crowned a Royal Champion.

Not on social media?

Feel free to email your masterpiece by clicking the Enter Now button on There are two categories: one for kids 12 and under, and one for everyone else.

Entries close November 4 at 11:59 EST, after which The Royal and a panel of esteemed experts (including our 2020 Royal Ambassador, Duke the Silkie Frizzle Rooster!) will select a group of finalists in each category, who will be announced on November 10. From there, it’ll be up to Canadians to decide, voting online for their favourite – with a winner crowned a Royal Champion in each category, receiving a Royal prize package valued at $150 CAD.

The Harrowsmith Team
The Harrowsmith Team

More than 40 years ago, in 1976, James Lawrence pasted together the first edition of Harrowsmith magazine on his kitchen table in rural Ontario. Totally unique, it was the first Canadian magazine to focus on organic living, alternative energy sources, and a country lifestyle. Lawrence’s ode to back-to- the-land virtues quickly attracted legions of fans and soon became Canada’s bible for rural living.

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2020
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