Gov. Matt Bevin will return to the Fancy Farm picnic stage this summer after a twoyear absence from Kentucky’s premier political event.
Bevin has criticized the rowdy festival, which encourages politicians to trade insults on statewide television in front of a crowd of hecklers, and hasn’t attended the event since his first year in office.
But the governor is running for re-election this year and will share the stage with his opponent in the general election, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear.
The event takes place in the town of Fancy Farm in Graves County and is part of a larger festival of barbecue, music and games organized by St. Jerome’s Catholic Church.
Beshear confirmed his attendance on social media, tweeting “Excited to go to Fancy Farm. See you there, @MattBevin.”
Gov. Matt Bevin didn’t show up to the state’s premiere political speaking event in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, last weekend. His absence came as his favorability rating hit a new low and rumors swirl over whether he will seek re-election next year. Meanwhile, Kentucky Democrats are trying to claw their way back into power, but are at a historic low point of registered voters and elected offices in the state.