FARMER'S MARKETS, FEUDS AND FISH FRIES
There are 159 'official' farmer's markets in Kentucky. This stands to reason as many of our citizens are from farm families. Our garden has been plowed (by DH's great-uncle, but it's still too cold to plant very much yet. This is an old picture, but gives an idea of what our area looks like.
There are also about a gazillion 'informal' farmers' markets, or even roadside stands where individuals or families set up a table, or sell their excess produce from the tailgate of someone's truck.
One of the most famous feuds, certainly in the US, possibly ever, was the one between the Hatfields and the McCoys. Just ask Troublesome Springs High School's newest teacher, JC Hatfield, and the state police officer assigned to the area, Bruce McCoy. Back in the day it was life and death. In our time, there are information centers, tours, a marathon and a 'family reunion festival'.
No, I'm not talking about 'fish fries' the way fast-food talks about 'chicken fries'. :O)
Many of the Fire Departments in Kentucky are rural/volunteer FDs and they need to raise funds for their operating budget. The husband of a friend of mine was on such a staff until he became disabled. From what I can see, most of their fundraisers are benefit suppers with fish as the main course. These events are usually well-attended by the community.