Pikeville Hillbilly Days 2020

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!

For more information visit HillbillyDays.com or click here.

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Pikeville Zombie 5k Run

The undead will overtake Pikeville October 26th, 2019 with the Zombie 5K Run and Food Drive. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and located in Downtown Pikeville, the Zombie 5k Run will start on Second Street at The Appalachian Center for the Arts.

Dress like the dead and run for your life! Zombies who bring 5 cans of food will receive a FREE t-shirt (limit 1 shirt per zombie). Ages 1-101, (5 and under are FREE).


Zombies can register online at aptiming.com, or on site with registration opening at 8:00 p.m. $25/person. For more information, contact Minta Trimble, Main Street Director, at (606) 899-2489, or by email at minta.trimble@pikevilleky.gov

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)


The Crucible Coming to Stage at ACT

Artists Collaborative Theatre (ACT) will soon welcome The Crucible to its stage as the annual literary production. Written by Arthur Miller, this “timeless tale of truth on trial” takes us back to the 1690’s Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, where whispers of witchcraft haunt the streets and rumors spread like wildfire as townsfolk search for the answers to their fears.
After young girls are found dancing in the woods, they become stricken with a mysterious illness. Long simmering disputes, grudges and jealousies turn into harsh accusations and soon the entire community is embroiled in prolonged legal proceedings filled with dramatic claims and desperate confessions. This classic tale of mass hysteria, fear, violence, and ignorance serves as both an exciting historical drama and a timely parable of contemporary American society.

The full cast list of local performers include the following: Jason Justice as John Proctor, Amy McDougal as Elizabeth Proctor, Bradley Gene Bryant as Rev. Samuel Parris, Rain Trester as Betty Parris, Shailyn Hopkins as Abigail Williams, Za’Maryah Johnson as Tituba, Dave Sykes as Thomas Putnam, Sandy Penix as Ann Putnam, Adam Neil Johnson as Rev. John Hale, Marica Casey as Rebecca Nurse, Katie Goff as Mary Warren, Roger R. Belcher as Deputy Governor John Danforth, Elathan Bowling as Judge Hathorne, Rodney Ruth as Giles Corey, Lainey Vasquez as Mercy Lewis, Maddie Wakeland as Susanna Walcott, Ella Tolliver as Sarah Good, Allen Gibson as Francis Nurse, Andrew Bentley as Willard, J.R. Vasquez as Marshal Herrick (guard), Peterson Maynard as Hopkins (guard), and Kaylee Adkins, Whitney Ramey, Lainey Vasquez, and Madison Wakeland as the Ensemble.

The Crucible, rated PG-13, will show every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and every Sunday at 3 pm from February 15th through March 4th and March 15th through March 18th. Tickets are only $10 each and are available online at www.ACT4.org, by phone at (606) 754-4228, or at the box office the day of the show. ACT also welcomes you to stay up-to-date with all they do at facebook.com/ACTheatre1.

As always, ACT extends a special thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for their collaboration on this production.

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Pike County is the largest county in Kentucky, and is packed full of interesting and unique things to explore and do. Experience the Hatfield McCoy Feud Tour, outdoor adventure, theatre, shopping and dining in Pike County’s beautiful scenic backdrop. To help you get around, we have included a link to the Pike County, Kentucky map, which can be downloaded from the link above.

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