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.
Big Sandy Heritage Museum—Pikeville, KY
Located in the former train depot. Displays represent the history of the Big Sandy, including antebellum items, historically notable floods, transportation, Native Americans, and exhibits relating to the coal mining industry.
Open Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm
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 Guided Tour
Pike County Tourism offers a weekly tour of the historic Hatfield and McCoy Feud sites in Pikeville. This two and a half hour tour features the courthouse where the Hatfields were tried, the hanging site of "Cottontop", the McCoy home on Main Street, Dils Cemetery where Randolph and other family members are laid to rest, and more. Contact the Pike County Tourism office for reservations.
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
Opportunities for canoe, kayak, tube rentals and guided tours on the scenic Big Sandy River. Trips of varying lengths are available. Free shuttle service is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm for those who bring their own kayak. Visitors can also enjoy a relaxing paddle boat ride or fishing on the Pikeville Pond in beautiful Downtown Pikeville. A Kentucky fishing license is required for persons age 16 years and older. 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
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.>
Pike County Artisan Center—Pikeville, KY
Located in downtown, the Artisan Center is a community center dedicated to the work of Kentucky artisans to provide education and to achieve and preserve a strong awareness of craft and its cultural contribution.
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 15-17, 2010