As political theater, the Fancy Farm picnic never fails to disappoint.
Political junkies, journalists, and office holders come from all over the Commonwealth (and sometimes the nation) to enjoy great barbeque and barnstorming speeches in the sweltering heat of an August sun.
Democratic and Republican activists group on their respective “Left” and “Right” sides of the pavilion to trade barbs, raise signs, and engage in the political process. It is a tradition as old as the modern political process. It is messy democracy at its finest.