Hatfield and McCoy Service @ the Randall McCoy Well

A special service will be held at Randall McCoy Well Sunday September 24th, 2017 in Hardy Kentucky.

Hatfield and McCoy descendants will gather together at the Randall McCoy Well.

New Year’s night, 1888, The Hatfield’s raided Randall McCoy’s cabin to execute the witnesses. Throughout the two-hour raid, Randall McCoy’s son and daughter were both killed. Randall’s wife was beaten near death, and the cabin burnt to the ground.

After this incident, Roseanna died, some say of a broken heart. Randall and Sarah McCoy moved to Pikeville to flee the Hatfield’s. Devil Anse converted to Christianity and was baptized. They passed away one by one.

In 2000, the first Hatfield and McCoy reunion was held and brought together these once feuding families. June 14, 2003 marked the official end to the feud.

Hatfield descendent, Bob Scott will open the service and then McCoy. descendent Ron McCoy will speak. Billy Hatfield, Devil Anse Hatfield’s great grandson, will be leading the service.

Jason Goble and Troy Burchett will be performing live gospel music.

This special service is held to show the unity between the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. Two families, once feuding, are brought together by heritage.

Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days: Saturday Event Line-up

 

Start your Saturday morning out at Pikeville Farmers Market starting at 9a.m. on September 22, 2017. Pikeville Famers Market is conveniently located off US 23 directly by Pikeville High School at the green roofed pavilion. Pikeville Farmers market provides fresh, local products. Fresh eggs, apple butter, pig roast, cornmeal baked goods, and locally grown farm produce will be sold. There will also be locally made fall décor and arts and crafts. There will be live music held at this event with Jason Goble and Jessie Rachelle performing.

Admission to the Pikeville Farmer’s Market is free; food and products are being sold at this event.

The Big Sandy Heritage Center will be hosting Interactive Lecture Series: Hatfield-McCoy Feud, Saturday, September 23, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This event has been rescheduled from August 23, and will be featured during Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days 2017. Presenter Reed Potter will be bringing the history to life with a discussion and Q&A. Refreshments will be served to participants. This is a museum open house event, no admission will be charged, but donations will be taken. This is a great opportunity to share your family stories with others!

Pre-registration is preferred, call (606) 766-1025.

Saturday afternoon, head to the East Kentucky Expo Center to enjoy the Taps and Caps Beer Fest. Taps and Caps will feature 84 different beers and a variety of beer, some locally brewed such as 23 Brewing Co. and Country Boy Brewing. Beer fests consist of tasting various beers from multiple breweries. For $30, you will be given general admission to the event consisting of 10 tickets and a souvenir glass. Each ticket is good for one sample. There is also a VIP ticket for $50 which allows early entrance, including a souvenir glass and access to featured beers. This is the only beer fest that is held in Eastern Kentucky. Taps and Caps is Saturday Sept. 23, from 2p.m. to 6p.m. There will be local food to be sold at the event. There are designated driver tickets for sale for only $10, which includes a complimentary soda or water. To find more information or to purchase tickets visit tapsandcapspikeville.com.

At 3p.m. Saturday September 23rd, 2017,”Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys” will be performed by  Hatfield and McCoy Arts Council. This will be performed in downtown Pikeville at the Court Room in the Pike County Fiscal Court House.

For a family-fun event, visit the local Epic Escape Game to think, solve, and escape. Pikeville’s Epic Escape Game has three escape rooms which are unique to Pikeville, such as the Hatfield and McCoy room and the Octavia Hatcher room. You are locked in the room for sixty minutes. You must find clues and solve puzzles as a team to escape in under one hour. Epic Escape Games is open Thursday-Monday from 1p.m.-9 p.m. and is conveniently located downtown Pikeville at 225 2nd Street, Suite 1. For any questions call (606)766-4040 or visit pikeville@epicescapegame.com

Join in watching Smoke o the Mountains at Jenny Wiley Theater, Friday September 22nd and Saturday September 23rd. Both nights will have a performance starting at 7:30p.m.


Smoke on the Mountain tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses” — telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true — and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

Tickets will be $18 for adults, and $13 for youth.

Following these events, there will be a concert featuring Tesla at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center.