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Hillbilly Days - Pikeville, KY


Y’all be sure to come and enjoy one of the state’s largest festivals. Since 1977, Pike County, Kentucky has been celebrating Hillbilly Days. This internationally known annual event serves as a fundraiser to benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Held in downtown Pikeville, this is one festival you’ve got to see to believe!


3 live stages of free entertainment, featuring a wide variety of music genres, clogging and square dancing. Men, women and youngsters pick and grin while trying to outdo each other with their wild hillbilly outfits.

COME JOIN US! Stay the weekend in one of our great hotels. From the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn to motels and economy lodging, Pikeville/Pike County features a wide range of accommodations that will fit into most any vacation budget. Bring the children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors; they’ll have a ball!

While you’re here, plan a few extra days to visit other interesting attractions in our area such as the famous Pikeville Cut Through Project, Hatfield-McCoy Feud Sites, Dils Cemetery (where Randolph McCoy and family members are buried), the Historic Pike County Courthouse and beautiful Breaks Interstate Park featuring the largest canyon east of the Mississippi as well as seasonal whitewater rafting.

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Each year, you can expect live entertainment, a large variety of food vendors, and special events throughout the festival's 3 days.

To learn more about the kinds of events featured for this year's Hillbilly Days, check out the brochure! Events are subject to change, with new events being added as the festival approaches. We look forward to your visit!

Click here to download the Hillbilly Days brochure.


Hank Williams Jr.

at the

Appalachian Wireless Arena

Hillbilly Days Concert

Saturday April 18.

Ticket prices
$89.50, $69.50 and $39.50

For Tickets: Visit the Community Trust Bank Box Office or Ticketmaster.com


Parade Registration

Provided by the City of Pikeville

Hillbilly Days Parade

Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.


Live Music Registration

Hillbilly Music at Courthouse Square (Bluegrass/Bluegrass Gospel and Country)

Kevin Prater • 606-754-5421


Hillbilly Music in the Park

(Folk/Bluegrass/Gospel Bluegrass)

Larry Webster • 606-437-4029

Billy Johnson Expo Stage

(Rock/Southern Rock)
Tony Mullins • 606-899-5707


Vendor Application

Provided by the Southeast KY

Chamber of Commerce

Abby the Spoon Lady

& the Tater Boys

Will be at The Appalachian Center for the Arts

during Hillbilly Days 2020!

Thursday, April 16 @ 7:00 pm.
Tickets $15/person

Tickets available Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2020



America's AC-DC

at Bank 253

Saturday, April 18, 2020

at 7 PM – 11 PM


Hillbilly Days Run for the Kids 2020!

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8 a.m.

This event benefits the Shriner’s

Christmas in July program.


Billy Johnson Stage

Full Schedule

Thurs. April 16-18, 2020

Now Available!


Hillbilly Days

Arm Wrestling Tournament

Saturday, April 18, 2020.


Nick Jamerson

& Friends

At the App,

Friday, April 17, 2020


Dino Roar! Tour

Shows All 3 Days!

Showtimes 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.



Opening Reception: 

Thur., April 16, 5 – 7 pm

Hours of Operation: 

Wed. through Fri., 11 am - 6 pm, 

Sat., 10 am - 4 pm

Big Sandy Heritage Museum: 

4th Floor of Hall of Justice

Building - 172 Division St., Pikeville.