Y’all be sure to come on down to Pikeville, Kentucky and enjoy one of the state’s largest festivals, Hillbilly Days! Since 1977, Pike County has been celebrating Hillbilly Days. This nationally known annual event serves as a fundraiser to benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
Held in downtown Pikeville Kentucky, April 16, 17 and 18, 2020, this is one festival you’ve got to see to believe! Superior artists and craftspeople showcase their talents and sell their handiwork amidst mountain music, clogging, and square dancing. Men, women and youngsters pick and grin while trying to outdo each other with their wild hillbilly outfits. COME JOIN US!
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:
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.
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.
Musicians are set to perform during Hillbilly Days on the Bank 253 stage from April 18-21. Some performers are UPIKE alumni and local musicians! Grab a cold one and get some grub while listening to these artists and bands!