El Hasa Shriners Rodeo Coming to Pikeville

Press Release from the East Kentucky Expo Center

Pikeville, KY – The International Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned Hedrick Rodeo Company presented by the El Hasa Shriners will ride into the East Kentucky Expo Center on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Tickets will be on-sale Friday September 29th at 10:00am at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $18.00, $25.00 and $35.00 with children under 12 admitted at half price.

Professional rodeo at its best. Hedrick Rodeo Company exhibits style, showmanship, and incredible family entertainment. America’s toughest sport is displayed with class and helps to preserve the strong values of Western Heritage and the cowboy life. Patriotism, athleticism, along with excitement, and thrills will be present.

Danny Hedrick, rodeo owner, says “We will have contestants from all over the nation for this event. This is one of the last rodeos this year to earn points towards the I.P.R.A. Championship.” Event organizers have listed Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Cowgirl Barrel Racing and Team Roping among the events that will be seen.

Andy Linton, Assistant General Manager at the East Kentucky Expo Center said, “We are striving to bring a diverse selection of events to Pikeville. With the addition of the El Hasa Professional Rodeo to our fall line up we have something for everyone. Whether it is one of the most successful pop/rock groups in history with Chicago, fun for the kids with Sesame Street, new country like Brantley Gilbert or up and comers Sundy Best, we want to have something to entertain every member of the family.”

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Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days is Coming, Aug. 29-31, 2014

America’s most infamous feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys involved stories of betrayal, violence, forbidden love, retribution and unforgiveness. Many believe that the bad blood that grew between these two families stemmed from the Civil War, a conflict that pitted brother against brother during one of America’s darkest eras.
Since the signing of the official peace treaty between Reo Hatfield and Ron and Bo McCoy, both families have tirelessly worked to undo the violence image brought forth by the feud, becoming advocates for peace, communication and reconciliation. Visitors are welcome to attend Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days, which is held each year on Labor Day Weekend in Pikeville, Pike County KY! Meet some of the descendants of the families, enjoy arts, crafts, multiple stages with live entertainment, drag-racing, BBQ and so much more!

Plan your trip as soon as possible, and celebrate peace with the Hatfields & McCoys!

– Debora Huffman, Pike County Tourism CVB Chairlady

This year, Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days will feature a wealth of unique events and activities for everyone to enjoy. This event also gives visitors a chance to meet some of the descendants of the Hatfields and McCoys and hear their family stories first hand. You can expect excellent live music, indoor theatre, outdoor theatre, wood carving with chainsaws, drag racing, handmade arts, crafts, book signings and a friendly paintball tournament pitting Hatfield and McCoy families against each other. Enjoy bourbon, BBQ and beer all weekend long at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, beginning August 30. Join us August 31 for the Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days parade at 4:00 p.m., and take in a concert with up-and-coming artists Sundy Best at the Pikeville Riverfill Arena, 7:00 p.m.

The Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days brochure is now available online! Click the link below to see what is in store for this year’s festival!

Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days

Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days The feud is over, let the fun begin! Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days is coming to Pikeville/Pike County, Kentucky, Labor Day weekend. Expect plenty of friends, and fun during this highly anticipated event.
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