The Annual Governor’s Ham Breakfast is coming up at the State Fair in one week. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Fair Director Mark Wolfe:

Mark Wolfe

This is the 61st year for the event. “Kind of geared a little bit around our youth, as so many of the things at the Fair are. We will be auctioning off the Grand Champion Ham, Grand Champion Bacon, also the Reserve Champions. And then we have the first print of the new belt buckle for this year’s fair is sold at that auction. And that money is in turn rolled over into scholarships,” said Wolfe.

The State Fair Foundation raised $6,000 for scholarships at last year’s auction.

One ticket buys a meal and admission to the fair that day. “I think one of the neat things about the Governor’s Ham Breakfast each year is it’s an opportunity, we have a lot of legislators on the Fairgrounds that day,” said Wolfe, “It’s an opportunity for folks to come out and talk face-to-face with politicians, or maybe their local politician about some of their concerns and things like that. But it’s just kind of a unique opportunity in a little more laid-back setting for folks to have some time and visit with their legislators.”

The breakfast will be held at 8:00 next Thursday morning. Tickets cost $25. More information is available at mostatefair.org.