2014 Hillbilly Days Brochure

This Hillbilly Days article is from 2014’s event. For Hillbilly Days 2016 information, click here.


Photo by Larry Epling

Y’all be sure to come and enjoy one of the state’s largest festivals. Since 1977, Pike County has been celebrating Hillbilly Days. This nationally known annual event is a fundraiser to benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Held in downtown Pikeville, 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! Stay the weekend in one of our great hotels. From the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn to motels and economy lodging, Pikeville/Pike County features a wide range of accommodations that will fit into most any vacation budget. Bring the children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors; they’ll have a ball! While you’re here, plan a few extra days to visit other interesting attractions in our area such as the famous Pikeville Cut-Through Project, Hatfield-McCoy Feud Sites, Dils Cemetery (where Randolph McCoy and family members are buried), the Historic Pike County Courthouse and beautiful Breaks Interstate Park featuring the largest canyon east of the Mississippi as well as seasonal whitewater rafting.

2014 Hillbilly Days Brochure

This year’s Hillbilly Days brochure features a girl who has benefitted from the one-of-a-kind care of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, KY. Shriners Hospital provide care to children in the areas of Orthopaedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Over the past three decades, Hillbilly Days has served as a fundraiser for the hospital, raising more than a million dollars and bringing widespread awareness to the hospital and the needs of children within our region. Feel free to download the 2014 brochure below.

Hillbilly Days 2014 BrochureHillbilly Days Hillbilly Days is Kentucky’s second largest festival! Every year, hillbillies from all walks of life migrate to Pikeville City for three days of fun, friends, fiddlin’ and food! Hillbilly Days is a fundraiser for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington KY.
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The Diary of Anne Frank: Photoblog

Artists Collaborative Theatre’s moving production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” has come to a close, but local photographer Larry Epling has provided us with some excellent photos for your viewing pleasure. “The Diary of Anne Frank” story was drawn from the diary of a young girl who was hiding from the Nazi regime during their occupation of the Netherlands. This production, performed by ACT’s award-winning cast of actors, actresses and crew, captured the innocent life of this jewish girl during one of history’s most tumultuous times, the holocaust. While the show may be over, many visitors went away with an experience that they will not soon forget.


The Diary of Anne Frank Gallery

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Current & Upcoming Theatre Shows

Once on this IslandOnce On This Island Once On This Island is the highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. In almost non-stop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island.

March 20 – March 30 Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Sunday Matinee performances begin at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.

Jungle Book KidsDisney’s The Jungle Book, Kids The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz is this exciting kaleidoscopic song-and-dance-filled production that chronicles young Mowgli’s adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Join Baloo the bear, King Louie the monkey, Bagheera the panther, Colonel Hathi the elephant, Kaa the snake and the whole jungle gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures to thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan.

March 27 – April 6 Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee performances begin at 3:00 p.m.

Bang Bang You're DeadBang, Bang, You’re Dead ACT’s International Thespian Society Troupe presents the moving and emotionally powerful story of one high school student who was bullied, ridiculed, and pushed to the edge. As a young man lies in a jail cell for having committed unspeakable crimes, five of those he murdered earlier that day enter his cell demanding answers.

April 10 – 20 Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee performances begin at 3:00 p.m.

A Second Helping - The Church Basement Ladies SequelA Second Helping – The Church Basement Ladies Sequel While protests of the Vietnam War increase and women everywhere demand equal pay for equal work, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own.

May 29 – July 18 Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Saturday Matinee performances begin at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:15 p.m.
Sunday Matinee performances begin at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.