Hillbilly Days 2021 has been cancelled. For more details, check out this article.

Among the many disappointing event cancellations of 2020 was the wildly popular Hillbilly Days festival. Having never been cancelled since its inception over 44 years ago, the 2020 Hillbilly Days event was a major loss for tourism in the region.

Photo by Larry Epling.

Last year’s event, which garnered much attention for the announcement of many new and unique attractions, was, like most events of 2020, cancelled due to concerns involving the pandemic.

However, Hillbilly Days 2021 is still, as of this writing, scheduled to take place, but there are few event details currently available. We have compiled the information that we currently have below. Take a look.

Hillbilly Days 2021 Vendor Application

Currently, the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for Hillbilly Days vendors. The vendor application, along with rules and regulations, fees, and other details are available online at the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce website. A vendor map and detailed list of vendors may become available as the festival nears.

Live Music Stages

Each year, there are three live music stages across Pikeville, each featuring an assortment of genres such as country, gospel, bluegrass and rock. For artists who wish to perform on one of these stages for Hillbilly Days 2021, the name and phone number of those in charge of the stages is provided below:


Pike County Courthouse Square (Bluegrass/Bluegrass Gospel and Country)
Kevin Prater (606) 477-4759

Gazebo Main Stage in the City Park (Bluegrass and Gospel)
Larry Webster (606) 437-4029

Mountain Top Media Stage at the Appalachian Wireless Arena (Southern Rock and Rock)
Tony Mullins (606) 899-5707

Campgrounds & RV Parks

We get many questions regarding campgrounds and RV parks for the festival, so,courtesy of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, we have compiled a list of campgrounds and RV parks below:

Bob Amos RV Park
380 Bob Amos Dr Pikeville, KY 41501 (606) 444-5131

Breaks Interstate Park
627 Commission Cir Breaks, VA 24607 (276) 865-4413

Fishtrap Lake
2204 Fishtrap Rd Shelbiana, KY 41562 (606) 437-7496

German Bridge Campground
7533 Ky. Rte. 194 Prestonsburg, KY 41653 (606) 874-1150

Paintsville Lake State Park
1551 KY Rt 2275 Paintsville, KY 41256 (606) 297-8486

Yatesville Lake State Resort Park
1410 Golf Course Rd Louisa, KY 41230 (606) 673-4303

Pikeville Hotel Lodging

For Events Updates & More

The Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is updating Hillbilly Days information often, so it is a good idea to keep an eye on their facebook page, as well as their website

As we receive more information, we will also be posting updates on this website, as well as our Hillbilly Days facebook page

Hillbilly Days is planned each year to take place on the third or fourth week of April (depending on where Easter falls), with the 2021 date being scheduled for April 15, 16, 17. Hillbilly Days 2022 is scheduled for April 21-22-23. 

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