This Hillbilly Days article is from 2014’s event. For Hillbilly Days 2021 information, click here.
Photo by Larry Epling
Y’all be sure to come and enjoy one of the state’s largest festivals. Since 1977, Pike County has been celebrating Hillbilly Days. This nationally known annual event is a fundraiser to benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Held in downtown Pikeville, this is one festival you’ve got to see to believe! Superior artists and craftspeople showcase their talents and sell their handiwork amidst mountain music, clogging and square dancing. Men, women and youngsters pick and grin while trying to outdo each other with their wild hillbilly outfits. COME JOIN US! Stay the weekend in one of our great hotels. From the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn to motels and economy lodging, Pikeville/Pike County features a wide range of accommodations that will fit into most any vacation budget. Bring the children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors; they’ll have a ball! While you’re here, plan a few extra days to visit other interesting attractions in our area such as the famous Pikeville Cut-Through Project, Hatfield-McCoy Feud Sites, Dils Cemetery (where Randolph McCoy and family members are buried), the Historic Pike County Courthouse and beautiful Breaks Interstate Park featuring the largest canyon east of the Mississippi as well as seasonal whitewater rafting.
2014 Hillbilly Days Brochure
This year’s Hillbilly Days brochure features a girl who has benefitted from the one-of-a-kind care of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, KY. Shriners Hospital provide care to children in the areas of Orthopaedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Over the past three decades, Hillbilly Days has served as a fundraiser for the hospital, raising more than a million dollars and bringing widespread awareness to the hospital and the needs of children within our region. Feel free to download the 2014 brochure below.