Each year, Hatfields and McCoys from across the country gather to Pikeville, Kentucky for a big get together with visitors to honor the heritage of the storied feud. This event, known as Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days homecoming, would usually feature a farmer’s market pig roast, live music, theatre productions of the feud story, a memorial service at the McCoy Well, a banquet and more.
But as with many events, COVID-19 put a halt to this year’s Heritage Days, which was poised to be one of the most special and well attended, given that this is the 20th anniversary of the first Hatfield McCoy reunion (known as the “Reunion of the Millennium“). This didn’t stop the Hatfields and the McCoys from coming to Pikeville for a special event however, but this event had less to do with festivities, and more to do with hard work.
For the second time this year, the Hatfields and McCoys, along with volunteers and history lovers, worked to clean and restore these legendary feud sites. Below is a gallery featuring some of the work they accomplished.
2021 Cleanup Schedule
The Spring Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Sites Cleanup for 2021 is scheduled for May 6th, 7th and 8th (Mother’s Day weekend). The Fall dates will coincide with the Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Homecoming event, and will be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 15th, 16th and 17th, with the homecoming event beginning Friday evening, September 17th, and continuing through to Sunday, September 19th. A full schedule of events will be available later on.
How to Support the Historic Sites
Hatfield and McCoy descendants, as well as those who are lovers of history, are welcome to support these legendary historic sites. There are many ways that you can support the Hatfield McCoy Feud Historic Sites, from volunteering at one of our cleanup events, to a monetary donation.
Contact Pike County Tourism CVB to volunteer:
(606) 432-5063 or contact us.