The lineup for this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic is falling into place…slowly.

The picnic will be held on the 6th and 7th of August. Senator Mitch McConnell and State House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover will both attend, but several other notable politicos have not yet RSVP’d.

Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Attorney General Jack Conway — have still not said whether they will attend Fancy Farm.


According to information provided by St. Jerome’s 2010 Fancy Farm Picnic organizers, those who have already RSVP’d for the event include Paul and Conways’ former rivals — Democrat Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo and Republican Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Grayson was defeated by Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon, in May. Conway squeaked out a victory against Mongiardo.

One Republican who has already said he won’t be there is Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, thet former University of Kentucky basketball stand out who has been mentioned as a possible Republican challenger to Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear.

Beshear, Conway, Paul, State Auditor Crit Luallen and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach have also still not confirmed whether they will appear…

This being an election year, it would be surprising if Conway and Paul didn’t attend. Mayor Jerry Abramson attended last year’s picnic as the freshly-named Lt. Gov. candidate for 2011. It will be interesting to see if he makes the trip this year to boost his name with people outside of Louisville.