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Friday, August 1, 2014

Kentucky Political Picnic Organizers Hope To Avoid Food Fight

A welcome banner hangs at the Fancy Farm picnic in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, August 2010. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

A welcome banner hangs at the Fancy Farm picnic in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, in August 2010. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The annual Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky is the place to see and be seen for political candidates. The event has drawn many national figures in its 80-year history, including Al Gore and George Wallace. But the picnic has a reputation for being a raucous event.

As Phillip Bailey of Here & Now contributing station WFPL reports, organizers are trying to tamp down what they call “the scream fest,” as the event promises to attract a bigger audience then ever.


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