Pikeville Hillbilly Days to kick off festival season in the mountains

PIKEVILLE, Ky (WYMT) - It may sound hard to believe but festival season kicks off Thursday in the mountains. On April 24th, thousands of people will take to the streets of Pikeville to celebrate Hillbilly Days.

On Wednesday, city officials helped food and craft vendors set up in preparation for this weekend's event.

Pikeville Public Safety Director Paul Maynard tells WYMT several roads in the downtown area will be shut down.

"When you come into Pikeville for the festival, obviously the downtown area is going to be closed. There will be city employees stationed on Hambley Boulevard on each end of the closure. You will have to seek alternate routes," said Maynard.

Hillbilly Days starts Thursday at 8 a.m. and runs through Saturday night.


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