This chapter focuses on crop art and cereal architecture. Midwest was the center for cereal architecture, crop art, and butter sculpture. The chapter explores the creation of cereal architecture beginning with the work of Henry Worral, a pioneer in crop art who decorated the Kansas Building at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. He also provided other grain-covered displays for state, regional, and national fairs during the second half of the nineteenth century. Many cities celebrated their harvest festivals with street carnivals where grain-covered kiosks, miniature buildings, or giant sculptures were centerpieces for parades, games, parties, and concerts. These festivities attracted attention from investors and visitors impressed by the agricultural abundance evident in the crop-art structures.
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