The most famous feud in America has long since ended. Each year, the Hatfield and McCoy descendants gather in Pike County for various events, including the upcoming Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days in Pikeville, Kentucky.
The Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days events will take place September 16, 17, and 18, and will culminate with a very special service at the McCoy Well that Sunday, beginning at 10:00 am. Various members of the Hatfield and McCoy families speak, local musicians sing, with visitors welcome to experience the richness of our region’s heritage.
This year will be extra special as a unique presentation will be made at the Well Service, which is located in Hardy, Kentucky. Devil Anse Hatfield’s great-grandson Billy Hatfield, the grandson of Anse’s youngest son Tennyson Hatfield, will be speaking. Billy is an evangelist from Tulsa, OK, and is watched each week by tens of thousands of viewers on Facebook Live. His ministry will be presenting a $1000 Scholarship to a local feud descendant. Hatfield, along with the Belfry High School principal Mark Gannon, Belfry counselors, and Pike County Tourism CVB members Tony Tackett, Bob & Rita Scott (a Hatfield descendant and McCoy site property owner) made this selection from a choice of several fine young people at Belfry. The identity of the young recipient will be announced that morning.
This is a great event, drawing thousands to the region over the last few years.
Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days 2022 Event Schedule
FRIDAY – SEPT. 16
7:00 p.m.: Main Street Live! featuring Sons of FM. Dinner can be purchased at arena concessions.
Location: Mountain Top Media Stage – 126 Main St, Pikeville, KY 41501
SATURDAY – SEPT. 17
10:00 a.m.: Presentation of Cap Hatfield’s Autopsy
Location: Big Sandy Heritage Center – 172 Division St 4th Floor, Pikeville, KY 41501
11:30 a.m.: Pike County Courthouse (Historic Tour)
Location: Pike County Courthouse – 146 Main Street, second floor, Pikeville, KY 41501
12:15 p.m.: Pikeville Farmers Market. Support local vendors.
Location: Pikeville Farmers Market – 130 Adams Ln, Pikeville, KY 41501
2:00 p.m. Tours of the Hatfield McCoy Historic Sites: Meet at the Pikeville-Pike County Visitors Center for departure. Tour of sites, placing wreaths on headstones, and some site cleanup.
• Begin at Pikeville-Pike County Visitors Center (2:00 p.m.)
• Hanging Site of Cotton Top Mounts (UPIKE Campus)
• Perry Cline Cemetery (placing wreath)
• Dil’s Cemetery (placing wreath)
• Randolph McCoy Pikeville Home (placing wreath – Pikeville Main Street)
6:15 p.m.: Hatfield McCoy Dinner at the Garfield House – Contact Pikeville-Pike County Tourism CVB for details (606) 432-5063.
Location: Pikeville Garfield House – 178 College St, Pikeville, KY 41501
SUNDAY – SEPT. 18
10:00 a.m.: Hatfield McCoy Memorial Service at the McCoy Well in Hardy, KY. Featuring a presentation of a $1000 scholarship to a feud descendant. Pastor Billy Hatfield.
Location: Randolph McCoy Well – 4087 HWY 319 Hardy, KY 41531
11:30 p.m.: Hog Trial Cabin Tour
Location: 6884 State Hwy 319, McCarr, KY 41544
12 Noon: Preacher Anse & Polly Hatfield Cemetery (placing wreath)
Location: Hatfield Cemetery Access Rd, McCarr, KY 41544
12:30 p.m.: Paw Paw Trees Site Tour
Location: 1056 near Buskirk, KY 41332
1:15 p.m.: Lunch at Wingo’s Grill in Matewan, WV. Departing at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Wingo’s Grill – U.S. Route 49, 74 Mate St, Matewan, WV 25678
3:00 p.m.: Hatfield Cemetery (placing wreaths). Honoring William K. Hatfield.
Location: Hatfield Family Cemetery Access Rd, Omar, WV 25638 (Sarah Ann, WV)