Pikeville ready for first ever Hatfield & McCoy Heritage Festival

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Months of planning went into the first ever Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Festival and the event is finally here.

The carnival opens at six o'clock on Friday evening.

Organizers spent Friday getting all of the rides set up and also preparing for the vendors and other festival events, which kick off Saturday morning at 10.

Jesse Bowling says, "We have great expectations for this festival, it is part of our culture and heritage and it is something we try to push. Since the mini-series aired, it created that wave and we've been able to capitalize on it."

Events include live music, a car show, parade, fireworks, drag races, performances by the Jenny Wiley Theater, an obstacle race, and much more.

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