2017 events

Events/Parking 2017

Events are subject to change so be sure check back often.

 

The Hillbilly Days Carnival will Wednesday thru Saturday, and will feature loads of games, rides, food and much more! Check out the day-to-day schedule below.

Carnival Schedule (April 19-22, 2017 • Pikeville, KY)

Wednesday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

​Saturday: 10 .m. – Midnight

Wrist Bands: Will be sold at Carnival $25 ($20 with a $5 coupon)

Hillbilly Days Car Show

 Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 Starting Time: 8:00am End Time: 12:00pm Location: Landmark Inn

Contact Information

Nicky Coleman 639-0808

Arlon Rowe 754-7727

Robert Adkins 899-9030

If you have any questions regarding the car show, please contact Nicky or Arlon.

 

PARADE

The Hillbilly Days Parade begins Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and will go along Hambley Blvd. Pikeville, KY. The parade will be visible from the sidewalk, parking garage and pedway.

STAGE

Pikeville Hillbilly Days features 3 stages of Live Music located in the Pikeville City Park, The East Kentucky “Billy Johnson” Expo Stage and the Courthouse Stage beside the historic Pike County Courthouse.

​Want to be featured next year on one of the stages?

Call (606) 437-5554

 

Music on the Courthouse Square

Thursday, April 20, 2017

11:00 AM       THE KEVIN PRATER BAND

11:50 AM       DONEVAN BLEVINS & THE HILLBILLY DRIVE BAND

12:40 PM       COALTOWN GONE BAND

1:30 PM       KACI MATNEY NEW

2:00 PM       ERIC KLOEKER

2:20 PM       HAILEY NEWMAN

3:10 PM       JOE & SADIE

4:00 PM      THE KEVIN PRATER BAND

4:50 PM      COALTOWN GONE BAND

5:40 PM      DONEVAN BLEVINS & THE HILLBILLY DRIVE BAND

6:30 PM      HATFIELDS & FRIENDS

7:20 PM      JERRY KING & FRIENDS

8:10 PM      COALTOWN DIXIE

9:00 PM      TRAXX

Music on the Courthouse Square

Friday, April 21, 2017

11:00 AM      THE KEVIN PRATER BAND

11:50 AM      DONEVAN BLEVINS & THE HILLBILLY DRIVE BAND

12:40 PM      COALTOWN GONE BAND

1:30 PM      SAVANNAH YOUNG

2:00 PM      ERIK KLOEKER

2:20 PM      HAILEY NEWMAN

3:10 PM      WESLEY YOUNG

4:00 PM      DONEVAN BLEVINS & THE HILLBILLY DRIVE BAND

4:50 PM      COALTOWN GONE BAND

5:40 PM      COALTOWN DIXIE

6:30 PM      JERRY KING & FRIENDS

7:30 PM      SANDY SHORTRIDGE BAND

8:20 PM      THE KEVIN PRATER BAND

9:00 PM      TRAXX 

Music on the Courthouse Square

Saturday, April 22, 2017

11:00 AM      THE KEVIN PRATER BAND

11:40 AM      ERIK KLOEKER

11:50 AM      DAVID ADKINS, DAVID TAYLOR & RICHIE ROSE

12:40 PM      TAYLOR DYE

1:30 PM      SAVANNAH YOUNG

2:20 PM       DIAMOND RIDGE

3:10 PM      HAILEY NEWMAN

4:00 PM      DAVID TAYLOR & RICHIE ROSE

4:50 PM      SANDY SHORTRIDGE BAND

5:40 PM      THE KEVIN PRATER BAND

5 Goofy Hillbilly Days Events To Look Forward To

 

The Annual Hillbilly Beauty Pageant will be held at the Pike Central High School, April 15th, 2017, beginning at 11 a.m.

​For more information on the Hillbilly Beauty Pageant, or to sign up, contact Hanna Sparks at (606) 437-6891, or Elsie Burke at (606) 639-9414.

Hillbilly Days is not just about hillbillies and food. It is also about the many unique events that makes this great festival stand out. Here is our list of 5 goofy and entertaining events we are looking forward to at this year’s Hillbilly Days, which is scheduled for April 20-22, 2017.

 

  1. 3 Stages of Live Music
    Throughout the Hillbilly Days festival, from Thursday to Saturday, music from a multitude of genres can be found across Pikeville City. While this is not exactly goofy, the variety alone makes it something to be experienced. One could enjoy everything from bluegrass to metal music, cover bands to overall clad country performers.  This year, there will be 3 stages of live music. Stages will be located in the Pikeville City Park, the East KY Expo Center Billy Johnson Stage off Main St., and beside the historic Pike County Courthouse on the corner of Main St. and Division St. Each of these stages will be hosting music throughout the event. Don’t forget to check the scheduels above.
  2. Hillbilly Carnival
    Another fixture of Hillbilly Days is the carnival. Located in the Riverfill Area area and Riverfill 10 parking lot, one could expect plenty of rides, games, funnel cake, and lots of fun. One could also expect carnival staples such as the ferris wheel, carousel, fun slide, and much more.
  3. Hillbilly Parade
    The Hillbilly Parade is truly something to behold. Featuring all the trappings of a traditional parade, such as floats, marching bands and candy throwers, the Hillbilly Days parade has a flavor that truly sets it apart. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Hillbilly Days parade are the hillbilly cars known as jalopies. These cars and trucks, which look like vehicles resurrected from the dead, each have a character of their own that makes them as much a work of art as an eye sore. Taking place on Hambley Blvd. on the last day of Hillbilly Days, Saturday, April 22rd, the Hillbilly Days parade is a must-see, goofy event.
  4. Pig Drop
    Last, but definitely not least, is a brand new event coming this year, the Pig Drop. Think of it as a big game of Bingo or Roulette. There’s a big panel set out, decorated with some numbers and it cost $20 to pick a square. Participants who pay for a square in the panel have to wait for a pig to pick a square to, well, drop their business. Whoever chose the correct square is the “winner”. Proceeds from this event will go to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Lexington, KY, and will take place at the East Kentucky Expo Main Street entrance
  5. Chris Stapleton
    Chris Stapleton with Special Guests Brent Cobb will be performing at the East Kentucky Expo Center, Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, 2017. This very special performance will be held during the 2017 Hillbilly Days festival, with shows beginning at 7:00 p.m.

 

Hillbilly 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.

Hillbilly Days Brochure 2017

 

Click the link below for a detailed map of available parking for the Chris Stapleton concert. Must have a valid concert ticket to park in these arias. A bus will transport fans to Expo approximately every 10 minutes til midnight

Concert Parking

 

Several hotels will provide shuttle service to town and back to the hotel approximately every 20 minutes. just be at the designated drop to return to your hotel. Pleas ask the front desk if they provide this service.