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.
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)
Gazebo Main Stage in the City Park (Bluegrass and Gospel)
Mountain Top Media Stage at the Appalachian Wireless Arena (Southern Rock and Rock)
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
Breaks Interstate Park
627 Commission Cir
Breaks, VA 24607
2204 Fishtrap Rd
Shelbiana, KY 41562
German Bridge Campground
7533 Ky. Rte. 194
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
419 Jenny Wiley Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Paintsville Lake State Park
1551 KY Rt 2275
Paintsville, KY 41256
Yatesville Lake State Resort Park
1410 Golf Course Rd
Louisa, KY 41230
Pikeville Hotel Lodging
Lodging in Pikeville provides the most convenient experience. However, hotel availability can go fast, as everyone loves lodging where the hillbilly action is. Click the link below to take a look at the wonderful hotel and motel lodging available in Pike County.
For Events Updates & More
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.