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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 oversees WFPL's podcast strategy and produces Curious Louisville, where listeners submit questions and our reporters find out the answers.