LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After last year's grand champion ham was sold for a record-breaking $2.8 million, this year's grand champion was auctioned off for another seven figures.
The 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast's auction ended after the grand champion was sold for $1 million. The money spent on the ham is donated to the bidder's charity of choice.
Since the first ham breakfast in 1964, Kentucky Farm Bureau has raised nearly $13 million. The first ham ever sold went for $124.
Governor Matt Bevin was at the breakfast, and tweeted a picture of the winning ham.
"This is what a $1M ham looks like...Great turn out today at the @kystatefair for the 56th Annual @KYFB Ham Breakfast...#WeAreKy"