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Todd Sivato and Todd Hillerich pose with their contestants in the 2016 rooster crowing contestLaura Ellis | wfpl.org

Todd Sivato and Todd Hillerich pose with their contestants in the 2016 rooster crowing contest

Sure, you’ve ridden the Tilt-a-Whirl, checked out some cows, and eaten a fried… something that should probably never be fried.

But in this feature, I’ll take you off the beaten path at the Kentucky State Fair and into the pavilion, where a lesser-known event is taking place: The rooster crowing contest. 

Listen to the story in the audio player above.

Laura produces Curious Louisville, Strange Fruit, and other audio news stories for WFPL.