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.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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