Pork and Politics: Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Are you interested in a side of pork with your politics? Well that's on the menu today at the Kentucky State Fair.

The 50th annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction will serve a sellout crowd of 1,600 450 pounds of country ham and other fixings.

Breakfast is accompanied by speeches from some of the state's political leaders, including Senator Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Governor Steve Beshear.

The man event will be an auction of the state fair's grand champion ham. The prize will be garnished with roses on a silver platter held by Miss Kentucky while the auctioneer calls for bids.

Last year's ham fetched a winning bid of $300,000. All the money raised from the auction is donated to the charity of the winning bidder's choice.

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