"Let's meet at Freddy Farm Bureau."
For generations, the ever-smiling, larger-than-life-size farmer has answered questions and spouted agricultural trivia at the entrance to the Kentucky State Fair.
He's back for his 54th year at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville for the festivities, which began Thursday and continues through Aug. 28.
Some facts about Freddy:
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■ He's 13 feet high sitting, 18 feet high standing.
■ His belt measures 104 inches.
■ His fingers are 11 inches long.
How does he know exactly what to say to everybody? Volunteers from the Louisville Agriculture Club whisper in oversize ears.