Eastern Kentucky Plans Largest State Fair Booth

The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is scheduled for August 17th through the 27th, and this year, Eastern Kentucky tourism offices plan on having the largest booth in the Pride of the Counties showcase. Pike County, Paintsville, Ashland and Mount Sterling will be sharing the Eastern Kentucky booth, which will be twice as large as last year’s booth. Focusing on the US 23 Country Music Highway, and the individual entertainment, outdoor and heritage offerings of each region, this year’s booth will the largest exhibit ever featured in Kentucky State Fair Pride of the Counties history. As with last year’s booth, this year will feature entertainers, artists and historians, all giving fairgoers a taste of the unique flavor of Eastern Kentucky.

“We are focusing on experiences,” said Tony K. Tackett, Pike County Tourism CVB Executive Director. “We want the potential visitor to know that when you travel along the Country Music Highway, you are in for unique and special experiences that you cannot get anywhere else.”

We are focusing on experiences

The Eastern Kentucky booth was awarded “Best Exhibit Award” in 2016 for it’s interesting arrangement of live entertainment, unique Eastern Kentucky aesthetics, and variety of displays showcased.

Below are some photos from previous year’s exhibits. What will this year’s booth entail? Stop by the Pride of the Counties exhibit and see!

Eastern Kentucky State Fair Booth 2016

Hillbilly Days 2017 – Things To Do During The Festival

Hillbilly Days is coming to Pikeville April, 20, 21 and 22, 2017. With all of the great festivities planned for this year’s Hillbilly git-together, it can be easy to forget about some of our town’s excellent offerings. Below are some interesting and fun things you can get into while enjoying the festival.

Check These Out

Chris Stapleton Concert
Pikeville Jenny Wiley Theatre
Zipline Bob Amos Park
Epic Escape Game
Big Sandy Heritage Center
H&M Feud Tours
Rustic Roots on Second
Hillbilly Pig Drop
Hillbilly Car & Truck Show