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!