Kentucky Farm Bureau

Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair

Aug 22, 2013
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.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast at the State Fair in Louisville is usually an occasion where politicians put aside their differences and make nice.  Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear must have missed the memo because the two squared off in a heated debate about the federal health-care law.

Scott Hams

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville physician has offered the winning bid of $300,000 for a prize ham at a Kentucky Farm Bureau charity event in Louisville.