Hillbilly Days 5k & 10k 2019

The Hillbilly Days Run for the Kids 2019 10k Run/5k Run/2 Mile Walk will be held Saturday April 13, 2019, in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Join the Big Sandy Road Runners as we host our annual Hillbilly Days run for the Kids in Pikeville, KY in support of the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital!

The race starts and finishes at the Garfield House in Pikeville. Race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday April 13th, 2019. Choose your distance of 10k run, 5k run or a 2 mile walk! Finisher medals will be awarded to each participant in the 5k/10k/2 mile walk and the kids free fun run!

Register by 3/30/19 and you’ll also receive a free custom race t-shirt. Anyone not registered by the deadline will not receive a shirt.

Race day registration will be available from 6:45-7:45 am race morning.

We will be hosting a free KIDS FUN RUN! Every participant in the kids run will receive a finishers medal. This race will begin after the 5k/10k around 9:30 am

Overall male and overall female winner of the 5k and 10k will receive a trophy!

Age awards will also be given to 1st and 2nd place winners of each age division in both male and female divisions of the 5k and 10k races. Age divisions are as follows:

(12 and under-kids fun run)


U.S. 23 Hillbilly Vendor Affair 2019

U.S. 23 Peddlers Exchange is hosting the U.S. 23 Hillbilly Vendor Affair, April 11-13, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Featuring a wealth of crafts and vendors, this is yet another event for festival goers to enjoy during this year’s Hillbilly Days festival.

Click Here to download the flyer.

U.S. 23 Hillbilly Vendor Affair featured vendors:

Splinter Fingers Woodworking
The Creativity Corner
Color Street
Coal Country Candles
Vintage Chic Vintage Jewelry
Shae Bug’s Designs & Creations
The Write Stuff
Just Crafting Around
Moon Light Farms
Marie’s Paparazzi

Hillbilly Days Ghost Walk

Experience rich history and weird happenings with the Hillbilly Days Ghost Walk. Learn how the town of Pikeville Kentucky and some of its residents were instrumental in ending the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. Also, hear the spooky urban legend of Octavia Hatcher, known nationwide as the woman who was buried alive! The Hillbilly Days Ghost Walk starts and ends at the East Kentucky Expo Center, with a 30 minute investigation of the Expo Center to conclude the tour.

The Hillbilly Days Ghost Walk is scheduled for Thursday & Friday, April 11-12, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. meeting at the East Kentucky Expo Plaza.

This event is sponsored by: Bob’s Sport Shop, Kimper Pharmacy and Elkhorn Drug.


Hillbilly Days 3rd Annual Pig Drop

Make plans to be a part of the one fund-raising event where a party-pooper is welcome!  Come watch “Wes” the pig meander over pre-purchased panels as the crowd waits breathessly to see his “CHIPS” fall where they may!  The lucky owner of the panel is the winner!  The price is $20 per square and all proceeds go to the Shriners Childrens Hospital of Lexington, Ky.

Hillbilly Days Presents: The Kevin Prater Band

Celebrating 35 years, The Kevin Prater Band bases their sound on strong vocal harmonies.  Built around high trios, their style is reminiscent of the classic Seldom Scene and 1970’s Country Gentlemen performances. They are steeped in the tradition of Gospel music and pride themselves on the acapella hymns and great gospel songs that people have come to enjoy. The band includes classic country in their repertoire and loves bringing old familiar favorites to life.

Times of performances are to be determined. Will update accordingly.

For more information on entertainment during Hillbilly Days, please visit www.hillbillydays.com