Champion Ham Auction

Local/Regional News
2:49 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair

Miss Kentucky Jenna Day displays the 2013 grand champion country ham.
Credit Rick Howlett

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A first-time buyer has stepped forward with the winning bid for this year’s Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham. The ham is auctioned at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau ham breakfast, with the proceeds—and the ham—donated to charity.

This year’s top bidder was the Yum Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of the Louisville-based fast food company.   Proceeds from the 350-thousand dollar sale will go to the Fund for the Arts.

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