BBQ Today But No Politicians at Fancy Farm
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FANCY FARM - There won't be any political speeches on Saturday, but the 140th Fancy Farm Picnic is still going on.

A few weeks ago, organizers of the annual picnic announced that the traditional political speaking would not happen this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The traditional stump speeches at Fancy Farm have been considered the kickoff to the political campaign season in Kentucky.

Events normally held the night before the picnic were also scrubbed.

However, some traditional staples of the picnic can still be found.

For lovers of the Fancy Farm barbecue, about 10,000 pounds of pork and mutton will still be sold today on the grounds of St. Jerome Catholic Church. The picnic still features a raffle, and T-shirts will be sold. 

The annual picnic is held on the first Saturday in August as a fundraiser for the church. 


Published 06:05 AM, Saturday Aug. 01, 2020
Updated 05:07 PM, Saturday Aug. 01, 2020



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