Coaltown Dixie Set to Perform at Hillbilly Days

Coaltown Dixie, Eastern Kentucky’s bluegrass darlings, is set to perform at the 36th Annual Hillbilly Days festival, April 19-21, 2012. They will be featured at the Courthouse Square, Thursday at 8:45 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 4:50 p.m. They will also be doing a special appearance in the lobby of the Hampton Inn, downtown Pikeville on Friday morning from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Continue reading “Coaltown Dixie Set to Perform at Hillbilly Days”

Hillbilly Days Awarded Top 10 Festivals in Kentucky

This Hillbilly Days article is from 2013’s event. For Hillbilly Days 2016 information, click here.


Hillbilly Days AwardPike County Tourism CVB received a certificate Thursday recognizing Hillbilly Days as one of Kentucky’s top 10 festivals by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA).

Pike County Tourism CVB’s Office Manager, Lenna Goff, worked tirelessly to insure that Kentucky’s second largest festival received the nomination. Hillbilly Days draws more than 100,000 visitors into Pike County each year with its unique blend of live music, food, carnival, entertainment, crafts, and hillbilly antics. This “festival with a heart” raises thousands of dollars each year for the Shriners Hospital for Children, located in Lexington, Kentucky. Shriners Hospital serves children from around the region who are disabled or have been severely burned, providing healthcare in an atmosphere that makes them feel comfortable and relaxed. Hospitals can often be intimidating for young children. Shriners Hosptial’s facilities utilize colorful layouts and cartoon characters that make for a more welcoming environment for children. Continue reading “Hillbilly Days Awarded Top 10 Festivals in Kentucky”