What is the Fancy Farm picnic? The Washington Post has as comprehensive explainer, that gives a great overview of Kentucky’s most important political event of the year.
The parties bus in their faithful and thousands of pounds of mutton are served up alongside raucous campaigning and politicking at the gathering. This year, 15,000 are expected to attend the famous picnic, held at the St. Jerome Catholic Church in Fancy Farm, Ky.
PBS local station KET brings us a live look at today’s main events at the 134th Fancy Farm gathering, including stump speeches by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his challenger, Democrat Alison Grimes. KET’s Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw will provide pre- and post-event analysis with political observers.