Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hillbilly Days

Today is the start of our annual Hillbilly Days Festival.

Basically, it's an excuse to get out in the sun, eat good food, listen to bluegrass music and see people dressed up in silly outfits. Pike county is part of where the Hatfield-McCoy feud took place, and the Pikeville courthouse where the eventual trial occurred. That feud, and the media sensationalism over it, is part of what gives eastern Kentucky its hillbilly reputation.

After the two families publicly reconciled back in 2003, folks decided to take the publicity and make it a celebration of the lifestyle in this part of the country. Hillbilly Days is the result, and it's a hoot.

I'm gonna try to get some pictures this weekend, so folks can see what it's like.

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