Fancy Farm

The NRA-ILA will have a booth this year at the "World's Largest Picnic" in Fancy Farm, KY this Saturday August 2nd. We are looking for volunteers from 10am to 10pm to help man our booth and enjoy some legendary BBQ. We will have a carpool from Louisville, Lexington, and Elizabethtown.

To volunteer contact:

Natasha Montague


Below are more details regarding the event:

"The Political Speaking Event has attracted attention from the news media for decades at the Fancy Farm Picnic. Political speaking dates back to the 19--'s when politicians visited the picnic informally to campaign among the large crowds. The Picnic, sponsored by St. Jerome Catholic Church, quickly transformed into Kentucky's inaugural event for the statewide fall political season. Some of the nation's most prominent politicians have addressed the crowds from the speakers' stand, dating back to U.S. Vice-President Alben W. Barkley, a native of the nearby town of Wheel, Ky. Another frequent speaker was Kentucky political legend and sometimes rival of Barkley's, A.B. "Happy" Chandler, who served as Governor, U.S. Senator, and Hall-of-Fame Commissioner of Major League Baseball when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Vice-President Al Gore and Vice-Presidential candidate Lloyd Bentson each visited the picnic. Attending in 1975 was Presidential candidate George Wallace, who had survived an assassination attempt in another part of the country. He told the crowd he was still "a little gun-shy" after a photographer's flash bulb exploded twice during a misty rain. The large crowds and extensive media coverage make the rich tradition of the Fancy Farm Picnic a must-attend stop for the first Saturday in August for any aspiring politician or office-holder.  While each picnic brings something unique, they all have three things in common: hot weather, hot barbecue, and hot politics."

August 02, 2014 at 10am - 10pm
Fancy Farm
Picnic Grounds
Fancy Farm, KY 42039
United States
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Matt Hissey · · 502-536-3422

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