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Republican speakers will outnumber Democrats at this year's Fancy Farm

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Fancy Farm is a feast of barbecue -- and politics. Fancy Farm is a feast of barbecue -- and politics.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fancy Farm -- it's a feast of politics and barbecue. 

Thousands of people are descending on Graves County for Fancy Farm this Saturday. And for the first time, Republicans will dominate the speaker's platform. 

The GOP now holds most of the statewide offices, and two of the most prominent Democrats won't be there.

Attorney General Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes say they have family commitments.

"I think it's important that parties put their best foot forward here," said Scott Jennings, a Republican consultant. "The press covers this event. It kicks off the fall campaign. It really sets the tone, in many ways, for what happens in the fall campaigns at the top and all the way down the ballot."

"Fancy Farm is a unique Kentucky tradition," said Ky. Senator Morgan McGarvey (D-Louisville.). "But in terms of being the significant political event that it once was, I'm not sure that's as much the case anymore."

Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Libertarian Gary Johnson are also sending representatives to speak on their behalf.

WDRB's Lawrence Smith will bring us all the highlights Saturday on WDRB News at 10.

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