Pike County, KY
For a comprehensive list of Pikeville City and other area events, click here: www.visitpikeville.com/events
Artists Collaborative Theatre (ACT)—Elkhorn City, KY
An Appalachian-based theatre company committed to quality productions and educational programming. See the specials and packages section of our website to see a full listing of shows for this season.
Shows weekly Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sunday – 3 pm. Theatre season runs from September through July.
Hatfield McCoy Pikeville-Pike County Museum—Pikeville, KY
There is a wealth of history to be discovered at the Hatfield McCoy Pikeville-Pike County Museum. Come and see the tools utilized by our ancestors to tame the Appalachian wilderness. Meet Randolph McCoy and “Devil Anse” Hatfield (or at least their mannequins) and learn of the trouble between their two families that enthralls America to this day. See items from the Civil War era and hear the stories that shaped our country. 172 Division St. Pikeville, KY 41501. Info: (800) 844-7453
Civil War Sites
Pike County is rich in Civil War history. In the Pikeville City Park, future U.S. President Colonel James A. Garfield was commissioned Brigadier General. The Hatfield-McCoy feud (1863-1891) was rooted in the conflicting loyalties of Union and Confederate supporters.
Elkhorn City Railroad Museum—Elkhorn City, KY
For train lovers of all ages! Museum includes colorful stories of the rails, along with train memorabilia, historic uniforms and two authentic cabooses. More than 1,000 pieces of memorabilia are on display.
Open March through November, Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm. Closed December through February.
Hatfield and McCoy Feud Sites and Audio Driving Tour
Actual historic sites where the world’s most famous feud took place. For a small fee, CDs are available at the Pike County Tourism office, which lead visitors on a driving tour of the 12 different feud sites. The driving tour includes extensive information about the renowned conflict.
Hatfield-McCoy River Trails—Pikeville, KY
Enjoy a 2-hour or 4-hour kayaking trip in the area where the Hatfields & McCoys lived. If you want a true adventure, bring you camper and stay with us for the weekend at the RV park. Hours of Operation — May 1-October 31: Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Departure will be from Thompson Road River Ramp (behind Texas Roadhouse) on the hour, every hour. Shuttle services are available for those who aren’t renting, with a flat rate fee. Rates — Bikes: $10; Kayaks: $20; Tubes: $15; Shuttle: $5 For more information, call (606) 444-5131.
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center—Pikeville, KY
This dynamic facility hosts a variety of events: concerts, athletics, car shows, rodeos, circuses, etc.
East Kentucky Motorcycle Tours—Pikeville, KY
Stop at Harley Davidson of Pikeville to pick up a East Kentucky Motorcycle Tours Passport and try all five routes. Each ride originates in Pikeville and includes challenging roads, beautiful scenery, and genuine hospitality.
Main Street Live!—Pikeville, KY
This bi-weekly music event held during warmer months showcases local talent. Admission is free, and wi-fi access is available. Dine from local restaurants in an outdoor cafe setting. The stage is located on Main Street on the plaza in front the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center. Shows are held on the first and third Friday of each month.
Muscle on Main—Pikeville, KY
Now features Drag Racing! On the second Saturday of each month from May through October, a cruise-in is held on Main Street, followed by a burnout show in the riverfill. This spectacular, award winning event features muscle cars, vintage hot rods, new age sports cars and trucks. Block parties are held each Friday night prior to the cruise-in. Block parties are held at different locations. For more information, call 606-424-6203.
The Arts House & Mud House Pottery Studio—Pikeville, KY
The Arts House promotes, encourages and supports artistic expression and appreciation. Dedicated to providing an artistic outlet for local creativity in Pikeville and Eastern Kentucky, The Arts House showcases handmade original works of art. Now offering pottery workshops, Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Located at 123 Second St., Pikeville, KY 41501. Info: (606) 444-5284
US 23 Country Music Highway
Running nearly the entire length of Eastern Kentucky, the Country Music Highway is a Scenic Byway devoted to the rich musical heritage of the region. Areas along this byway have been home to more than a dozen well-known country music stars including Patty Loveless, Naomi and Wynonna Judd, Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Scaggs, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, and Gary Stewart.
Pikeville Cut Through Project and Observation Tower—Pikeville, KY
The Cut-Through Project officially began November 1973 and was completed 14 years later at a cost of $80 million. The project created a 3/4 mile long channel through Peach Orchard Mountain, in order to provide a path for railroad tracks, the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River and U.S. Highways 23, 460, 119 and KY 80. A total of 18 million cubic yards of earth were moved during the entire project which filled the empty riverbed, creating 400 acres of usable land for the city’s expansion. The Pikeville Cut-Through is an engineering marvel and a unique example of cooperation among agencies on a federal, state and local level. It is one of the country’s largest and most spectacular engineering feats. The Cut itself is over 1300 feet wide, 3700 feet long and 523 feet deep. The New York Times called it the “eighth wonder of the world.”
University of Pikeville—Pikeville, KY
Founded in 1889 by Presbyterians, Pikeville College is committed to offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education. This foundation provides opportunities for students to develop their full academic and personal potential and prepare for specific careers. Students may choose from three associate degree programs, 24 baccalaureate degree programs and one professional program.
Hillybilly Days—Pikeville, KY
Crowds numbering upwards of 150,000 visit this event each spring. Going strong for more than 30 years, this street festival offers hundreds of craft and food vendors, a carnival, and music throughout the town. Proceeds benefit the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Lexington, KY. April 21-23, 2016.