With Kentucky’s gubernatorial race gearing up for November, Kentucky Venues President and CEO David Beck sat down with Kentucky Chamber Public Affairs Manager John Hughes to share the importance of civic engagement as events like Fancy Farm, the National Civics Bee Kentucky State Finals, and the Kentucky State Fair are happening in August.
Fancy Farm Picnic, one of the most notable events in politics for 142 years is happening on Saturday, August 5. The event emcee, David Beck of Kentucky Venues spoke on the Fancy Farm tradition, what the event means for western Kentucky, and more.
Beck also spoke on the Kentucky Civics Bee competition, hosted by the Kentucky Chamber Foundation, which will take place during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center on August 18. Learn more about the National Civics Bee Kentucky State Finals and the students that are competing at kychamber.com/kycivicsbee.
“I think it’s a good fit for the Kentucky Chamber and our agency to work together for this type of thing. Anything that can help young people grow and develop their skillsets is good for the Commonwealth. It gives them a learning opportunity that may help project them into their future,” Beck said.
Hear about the importance of civic engagement as well as the impact that events like these have on the Commonwealth below: