Fancy Farm Picnic - this year it is all about the barbecue.
7/31/17 UPDATED: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes won't be at the Picnic. She's going to her nephew's little league championship baseball game. (Best excuse this year)
Mark Wilson, co-chair of the political speaking for Fancy Farm Picnic 2017, sent out a speaker's list as of July 10th.
In this year without an election, the dais will be pretty empty.
Headliners of past years have either declined to come or haven't confirmed. Governor Matt Bevin and Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton are no shows. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul haven't confirmed. With Senate Leader McConnell cancelling the first two weeks of the August Senate break to work on health care, it looks like they will be staying in DC.