PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – The history of the famous feuding families can be taught and learned by a walking or driving tour around the county.
Come experience the Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Homecoming with us this fall from September 20th through the 22nd, 2019. Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Homecoming is a celebration of the peace made between the Hatfields and McCoys, and serves as an event memorializing the events of the feud, as well as the steps the families took to officially bring the feud to an end. This event is open to the public, with visitors encouraged to discuss with the descendants of these famous feuding families anything they wish to learn about Hatfield & McCoy feud lore.
Below is an early schedule of events. This schedule is likely to change, yet much of it may stay the same:
8 a.m. – “The Cuss” Race .
9 a.m. — 2 p.m. – Pikeville Farmer’s Market For craft vendor space and non-political information booths only, call Bridget Michelle Tackett at (606) 794-3033. Music will begin at 9:30 a.m., and will last until 2 p.m., featuring local talent.
Noon – Pig Roast with the Hatfields and McCoys (Pikeville Farmer’s Market).
3 p.m. – Blood Song Play Historic Pike County Courthouse on Main Street, admission $10 cash at the door. Featuring Hatfield-McCoy descendants telling their story.
6 p.m. – Dinner with Descendants, Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery ($20/person).
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Sally McCoy Play at the App A Feud story from Sally McCoy’s perspective.
10 a.m. – Hatfield & McCoy Feud Memorial Service: McCoy Homeplace and Well Site at Hardy for church service – 10 a.m. Church service conducted by William Hatfield, Ron McCoy, and Reo Hatfield.
Event details subject to change.
Ruff, Tuff Race Series
The Ruff Tuff Race Series Registration is now OPEN!! 3 days, 3 different events, 3 medals, 2 finisher’s shirt (1 for completing The CUSS & 1 for completing all 3 events), a ton of fun, laughs, great/priceless photos and experiences. Come join your friends and family in this Annual event.
The Whole Series will be $75
September 20th @ 7pm THE BULLET ($25)
September 21st @ 8am THE CUSS ($40)
September 22nd @ 7am THE (Son of a) GUN Half Marathon ($40)
All monies raised are put back into the event so the more people registering the BIGGER this can be!
Many more events will be added as the date approaches.
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The Appalachian Center for the Arts presents Sally McCoy, September 13 through October 5, 2019 in Pikeville, KY.
By Alice Stanley. In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story, while taking a hard look at one woman’s role in the formation of a defining moment of American history. A play about tribalism, perseverance, power, courage, and grief.
Just a reminder for you history buffs, Preservation Kentucky Tour120 is coming this weekend, Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th, to Pikeville-Pike County, Kentucky!
The following is available this weekend:
Saturday 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Historic tour of the Big Sandy Heritage Museum, Pike County Historic Courthouse and Pikeville City with Reed Potter. Meet at the Doughboy beside the Pike County Historic Courthouse, 146 Main Street, Pikeville KY. $10.00 per person (donation for Big Sandy Heritage Center). Reed Potter contact: email@example.com
Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. – Tour of the Hatfield McCoy Hog Trial Site with Patti Whitt (Blackberry, KY). Patti Whitt contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. – The McCoy Well Site will be available, featuring the Randolph McCoy statue. (Hardy, KY).
Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. – Matewan Heritage Days will be going on in Matewan, WV. Featuring reenactments. Kim McCoy contact: (606) 371-0938
Sunday 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. – The Big Sandy Heritage Museum will be open for special hours, featuring Hatfield & McCoy artifacts.
For full details on Tour120, visit the Preservation Kentucky website here.
For many years, William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield’s gravesite has featured a statue in honor of the Hatfield patriarch. For over a decade, it has been a goal of Pike County Tourism CVB to secure a statue honoring McCoy patriarch Randolph McCoy, but financial difficulties has proven to be the greatest challenged, until now. Pike County Tourism CVB board member Bob Scott, who owns the Randolph McCoy property in Hardy, Kentucky, along with wood carver Travis Williams, finally made this dream a reality with the unveiling of the Randolph McCoy statue, located next to the McCoy Well on the legendary property where the McCoy Cabin once stood.
The Randolph McCoy statue stands approximately 8 feet tall, and is situated in such a way to provide visitors with a beautiful photo opportunity. The statue was unveiled during Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days 2018, with direct descendants of both families in town for the special occasion.
“We wanted to see this project come to life,” said Tony K. Tackett, Pike County Tourism CVB Executive Director. “We are so blessed to have such an active board, willing to do what it takes to make things a reality.”
“Travis Williams did a great job with this project,” said Jay Shepherd, Pike County Tourism CVB Marketing Director. “He has such a big heart for our region, and the skill to do incredible things to enhance our Hatfields & McCoys Feud Tour.”
“This is just another piece of the overall plan to make the Feud Tour really special,” said Bob Scott, Pike County Tourism CVB board member. “Our next project will be to restore the McCoy Cabin, something dear to my heart. We are right there. The materials are there, we just need the labor to build it.”
Randolph McCoy Statue Media
Randolph McCoy Statue Gallery
Request Wood Carving Commission
To request a wood carving commission from Travis Williams, or to follow his wood carving artwork online, visit his facebook page.