Pike County, KY: The Place To See Hatfield McCoy Feud Sites

feud_sitesCome and see the sites of the legendary Hatfield-McCoy Feud, located in beautiful Pike County, Kentucky. Each site features a marker telling tragic stories from the feud, serving as a reminder of past mistakes and the price of a grudge. When it comes to fun, recreation and scenic locales, Pike County rivals the finest vacation destinations anywhere. The landscape is surrounded by towering mountains with lush foliage and vegetation that provide spectacular views throughout the year. Enjoy a day out on the water, or an evening at the Artists Collaborative Theatre. Plan your Pike County getaway today, “Where Beauty Abides & Hospitality Flows!”

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Fall in Pike County, KY

Photoblog: Fall Color in Pike County, KY

Vibrant Fall color is here in Pikeville/Pike County, Kentucky. With the mountains dressed in strong oranges, reds and yellows, it is no wonder that our Appalachian home has drawn so much interest from visitors, many with an eye for photography. Our local photographers also could not resist the chance to capture such breathtaking natural beauty. Check out some of their photos below, and tell us what you think.

Larry Epling Fall Collection


Mary Reed Runyon Fall Collection

Maybe you have some photos of Fall in Pike County that you’d like to share with us?  If so, feel free to email them to marketing@tourpikecounty.com. We’d love to share them, just make sure that it is your work you are sharing with us. We’d love to give you credit for the beautiful photos you have captured of picturesque Pike County, Kentucky.

Halloween Festivities

6 Spooky Things to Experience This Halloween Season in Pike County, KY

It’s October in beautiful Appalachia, and that means stunning fall color, and a creepy Halloween season. There is something about Fall that brings out the thrill seeker in all of us, and there are plenty of ghastly ghoulish things to discover in Pikeville/Pike County, Kentucky this season. Below are just some of the bloodcurdling things you can investigate, if you have the nerve.

Sleep in Safety – The Death of Octavia Hatcher

The tragic story of Octavia Hatcher has for many years captured the imagination of the Pike County community and ghost hunters from abroad. Local urban legend tells of the restless spirit of Octavia Hatcher, who was buried alive after suffering from an unknown illness, and has haunted the Pikeville Cemetery ever since. Will her restless spirit ever sleep? Directed by Raymond Zilberberg, this Jenny Wiley Theatre stage production is rated PG, and would make for a delightfully spooky evening. For more information, call the Jenny Wiley Theatre Box Office at 1-877-CALL-JWT.

Click here to visit the Jenny Wiley Theatre website.

October 9 – November 1 Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Saturday Matinee performances begin at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Sunday Matinee performances begin at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.

Alice In Wonderland

The popular classic Alice in Wonderland is playing at Artists Collaborative Theatre, now through October 26, 2014, at Elkhorn City, Kentucky. Enjoy this imaginative adventure full of peculiar characters and outlandish circumstances as Alice explores the mysterious world of Wonderland. For tickets and more information, call the ACT box office at (606) 754-4228.

October 9 October 26 Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee performances begin at 3:00 p.m.

Click here to buy tickets to Alice In Wonderland online.

Ashcamp Haunted House and Trail

Ashcamp Haunted AttractionsThere is something terrifying that resides in Ashcamp’s Haunted House and Trail. The question is, do you have the courage to confront the horrifying creatures that dwell there? This vile attraction features a corn maze draped in total darkness, with creatures peaking around every corner, loud roaring noises, goblins, bloodthirsty skunk apes, mystical mind illusions and clowns ready to slash you to pieces. Do you believe you have what it takes to survive?

Located on Elkhorn Creek at Ashcamp, Kentucky, 6 bridges from the Ashcamp post office if you are traveling toward Elkhorn City. For more information call 606-754-3048.

Cut Thru Mountain Haunted Holler Adventure

This frightening adventure may not be suitable for all ages, as there is a wealth of spine-chilling scares to experience on this eerie adventure. Pikeville Cut Thru Mountain is haunted with plenty of surprises and things to explore, if you dare. Located next to the Softball Field at the top of the hill at Bob Amos Park, every Friday and Saturday in October, 2014. Tickets are $10/person, and are sold from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. A portion of all proceeds go to benefit the Pikeville Police Department “Christmas with a Cop” program. Young children should not be allowed on this haunted hayride/trail.

This event is brought to you by the Pikeville Police Department, Pikeville Fire and Rescue, and Dreamz Stables.

Nightmare On Main Street

Nightmare on MainThis family-friendly Halloween party is open to everyone, and features a huge variety of costumes, candy, and fun. Be sure to bring your best costume, and enjoy the Halloween festivities October 21, 2014, at the East Kentucky Expo Center. This event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free.

Click here to visit the East Kentucky Expo Center website.

Pikeville Zombie Run! 5k

Run for your lives! There will be a zombie outbreak in Pikeville October 25, 2014, so get your best running shoes, your finest costume and remember your zombie survival tips. This event will be a lot of fun, with runners pushing themselves to the finish not only to achieve a great time, but also to keep from becoming zombies themselves! Runners that make it to the finish line with at least one health flag survive the Zombie! Run 5K. Those who lose all of their health flags become infected. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the run/walk will start at 6 p.m. Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Click here to visit the Pikeville Zombie Run! 5k website.