Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Homecoming 2019

Come experience the Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Homecoming with us this fall from September 20th through the 22nd, 2019. Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days Homecoming is a celebration of the peace made between the Hatfields and McCoys, and serves as an event memorializing the events of the feud, as well as the steps the families took to officially bring the feud to an end. This event is open to the public, with visitors encouraged to discuss with the descendants of these famous feuding families anything they wish to learn about Hatfield & McCoy feud lore.

Below is an early schedule of events. This schedule is likely to change, yet much of it may stay the same:

Friday

Main Street Live! – 7 p.m. Live music featuring some of Eastern Kentucky’s greatest talent, free admission.

Saturday

Pikeville Farmer’s Market – 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. For craft vendor space and non-political information booths only, call Bridget Michelle Tackett at (606) 794-3033.

Music will begin at 9:30 a.m., and will last until 2 p.m., featuring local talent.

Hatfield McCoy Blood Song theater play – 3 p.m. Historic Pike County Courthouse on Main Street, admission $10 cash at the door. Featuring Hatfield-McCoy descendants telling their story.

Sunday

Hatfield & McCoy Feud Memorial Service – McCoy Homeplace and Well Site at Hardy for church service – 10 a.m. Church service conducted by William Hatfield, Ron McCoy, and Reo Hatfield.

Preacher Anderson Hatfield Birthday Celebration – Music and celebration, scheduled for Sunday, Sept 23rd,  1:00 p.m. at the Historic Hog Trial Cabin at the junction of Route 319 and Route 1056. Live music by Jason Goble and Troy Burchett at 1 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and picnic lunch.

Ruff, Tuff Race Series

The Ruff Tuff Race Series Registration is now OPEN!! 3 days, 3 different events, 3 medals, 2 finisher’s shirt (1 for completing The CUSS & 1 for completing all 3 events), a ton of fun, laughs, great/priceless photos and experiences. Come join your friends and family in this Annual event.

The Whole Series will be $75

September 20th @ 7pm THE BULLET ($25)
September 21st @ 8am THE CUSS ($40)
September 22nd @ 7am THE (Son of a) GUN Half Marathon ($40)

All monies raised are put back into the event so the more people registering the BIGGER this can be!

Many more events will be added as the date approaches.

Buy Moonshine Made From McCoy Well Water of Feud Fame

Distilled by Pike County’s Pauley Hollow Distillery, Fuel of the Feud moonshine is made from water drawn from the McCoy well, which is located on the property where, on New Years Eve, 1888, the Hatfields attacked the McCoy homeplace, burning it to the ground. This product will become available in July, 2019, and is one of many projects planned that involves the McCoy Well property.

McCoy Well owner, and Hatfield descendant Bob Scott, along with his wife Rita, worked tirelessly over the course of the past few years, to make this product a reality.

“This product not only tastes great, but it also gives locals and visitors an opportunity to own an artifact from Hatfield McCoy Feud Country,” said Scott, who is also a Pike County Tourism CVB board member. “This is more than a drink, this is a keepsake for those who love the history, and it is something that further enhances Pike County’s tourism offerings.”

“Products are more meaningful to our visitors when they have a story attached to them,” said Jay Shepherd, Pike County Tourism CVB Marketing Director. “This is a product with a story. A Hatfield designed it using water from Randolph McCoy’s well, and a Pike County distillery distilled it.”

“Moonshine has long been part of the heritage of Appalachia and the Hatfields and McCoys,” said Ron McCoy, direct descendant of Randolph McCoy. “Like so many aspects of feud history, moonshine has its negative connotations. However, using the water from the McCoy well is a truly unique way to produce an authentic product distilled by a local business, one that promotes the unity between the families and is respectful of our mutual heritage.”     

“Keeping with the tradition of the feud, Fuel of the Feud is made from a mashbill of West Virginia corn and Kentucky rye along with malted barley and cane sugar,” said Josh Martin, owner of Pauley Hollow Distillery. “It is distilled in a copper pot still in small batches. This 100 proof moonshine has an initial sweet corn flavor with a spicy rye finish.”

Pauley Hollow Distillery’s Fuel of the Feud will be available this July, and can be purchased in Liquor stores across Kentucky.

A special tasting will be held at the 4th of July Under the Fireworks event as well. Click here for details.

Fuel of the Feud Gallery

A special tasting will be held at the 4th of July Under the Fireworks event as well. Click here for details.