As a part of this year’s Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days, local history buff Reed Potter hosted an interactive lecture series at the Big Sandy Heritage Museum on the Hatfields and the McCoys. A wide variety of topics concerning the history of the feud was discussed with an interactive dialogue with the visitors.
The Big Sandy Heritage Museum is open each Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and features artifacts from the feud, exhibits on Appalachian culture, and much more. The museum is located behind the historic Pike County courthouse in the Judicial Building on 172 Division St., Pikeville, Kentucky. For more information, call (606) 766-1025.
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!