Hair of the dog: 136th Fancy Farm brought politics, games and tons of food

08/08/2016 04:18 PM

FANCY FARM – Despite several Democratic no shows, the 136th Fancy Farm Picnic took place on Saturday with a somewhat smaller crowd than usual.

The picnic, which dates back to 1880, is known around the state as the kickoff to the political season in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

However, the picnic is also a festival and fundraiser for St. Jerome Catholic Church and and features kids games, bingo, a truck raffle, as well as 19,000 pounds of pork and mutton which is cooked and sold annually at the event.

Here’s a look back at all of the sights and sounds of Fancy Farm 2016.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at


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