The Louisville-based Democratic counter-event to Fancy Farm in far West Kentucky is taking shape as concerns over the COVID Delta Variant threaten to cancel more events.
Democrats have announced they will hold “Fancyville,” on the same day as the 141st Annual Fancy Farm on Saturday, August 7 in Louisville.
The event will include U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, state Sen. Morgan McGarvey and House Minority Leader Joni Jenkins, along with the majority of the Jefferson County Delegation and most federal, state and local candidates for 2022 elections, according to a news release.
A political dunking tank will be featured at the event that will follow COVID guidelines. Event organizers are planning on offering free food and drinks and music. A COVID vaccination area will be on site.
The event will take place from noon until 2pm at the IUE-CWA, 5153 Poplar Level Road; all COVID guidelines will be required.
Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman declined their invitations to the Fancy Farm political speaking last week.
Confirmed Fancy Farm speakers are U.S. Rep. James Comer, Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, Secretary of State Michael Adams, and Auditor Mike Harmon, who recently announced his gubernatorial candidacy.
Additional invited speakers include U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, state Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Treasurer Allison Ball, R-Kentucky, who just delivered her second child will not be attending the event.