Celebrating Hillbilly Days in Pikevil...

Celebrating Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, Kentucky

There are 82 comments on the Associated Content story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Celebrating Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, Kentucky. In it, Associated Content reports that:

A festival the locals call Hillbilly Days, has been celebrated in Pikeville, Kentucky since 1976.

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Stan and Kyle

Knoxville, TN

#1 Jan 21, 2011
I will be riding my bike through there. Can't wait to see the Festival.

Since: Jan 10

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#2 Jan 21, 2011
When is it? I would love to go and check it out.
Mountain Dude

Winfield, WV

#3 Jan 21, 2011
Come on up Murt, Its April 14th thru 16th. It`s the 35th festival so come on up.
Sam Roark Fan

Pleasantville, IA

#4 Jan 21, 2011
I hope the Hillbilly Festival Committee gets Clay Countie's Samantha Roark to sing. She has A Top 40 Song out now on Nashville's New Music Weekly Main Country Charts at No. 37 and NMW Indies Top 30 Country Charts at No. 21 , " The Sound Of A Woman Saying Goodbye ". Faron Sparkman on Hazard's 101.1 FM plays her a lot everyday and did an hour long interview with her in September discussing her 1st professional just released Joe Sun produced " Check Out Girl " CD.She is getting wave reviews in Nashville and sings at many of the big Festivals in KY and is 20 years old. You can check her out at samroark.com and if you are on the Committee or know someone on the Committee, please get in contact if interested . Thanks
GEE

Teaberry, KY

#5 Jan 21, 2011
YOU ALL MUST REALLY LIKE THIS SHIT TO BE TALKING ABOUT IT NOW. IT'S STILL 3 MONTHS AWAY.

Since: Jan 10

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#6 Jan 21, 2011
Hell yea, I'll be there! And a good time was had by all!!
Mountain Dude

Winfield, WV

#7 Jan 21, 2011
Gee, such negativity on a cold winter day, we`re just warming our minds with warm thoughts.
GEE

Teaberry, KY

#8 Jan 21, 2011
Mountain Dude wrote:
Gee, such negativity on a cold winter day, we`re just warming our minds with warm thoughts.
can't blam you there.and yeah i like hillbilly day to and can't wait for it to get here and the nice warm weather, just never thought about it untill i saw this post.lol. it will take along time for these 3 months to pass.lol
jojo

Tomball, TX

#9 Jan 21, 2011
Mountain Dude wrote:
Come on up Murt, Its April 14th thru 16th. It`s the 35th festival so come on up.
Pillbilly days lol
Celebrate Ignorance

Winchester, KY

#10 Jan 21, 2011
The only festival I know of that celebrates backwardness and ignorance! The stereotypical Hillbilly is how the rest of the country see's us. A backward, inbred baffoon that just lays around on the draw and either drinks or is a pill head.

Why could they not change that to mountain heritage day or something without such a negative stereotype. I hope you ignorant Hillbilly's enjoy yourself down at dogpatch this year. I would not be caught dead down there. The whole concept is embarrassing, it is like being at Walmart on the 1st of the Month, jeez people laugh at us enough already!

Change the Name!
Wow

Louisville, KY

#11 Jan 21, 2011
Celebrate Ignorance wrote:
The only festival I know of that celebrates backwardness and ignorance! The stereotypical Hillbilly is how the rest of the country see's us. A backward, inbred baffoon that just lays around on the draw and either drinks or is a pill head.
Why could they not change that to mountain heritage day or something without such a negative stereotype. I hope you ignorant Hillbilly's enjoy yourself down at dogpatch this year. I would not be caught dead down there. The whole concept is embarrassing, it is like being at Walmart on the 1st of the Month, jeez people laugh at us enough already!
Change the Name!
Chill out, it's just a name. I'm from eastern Kentucky and I go almost every year just to have fun and get out of town for awhile. Celebrates "backwardness and "ignorance"? Give me a break. It's a festival just like any other with food, rides, live music and crafts. I hate to break it to you, but there aren't demonstrations at Hillbilly Days about making meth, navigating the Pikeville Wal-Mart, or perfecting one's "hick" accent.

You're the ignorant one if you honestly believe everyone there is an inbred redneck with no life or education. You're complaining about the hillbilly stereotype while perpetuating it at the same time, you idiot.
Celebrate Ignorance

Stanford, KY

#12 Jan 21, 2011
Wow wrote:
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Chill out, it's just a name. I'm from eastern Kentucky and I go almost every year just to have fun and get out of town for awhile. Celebrates "backwardness and "ignorance"? Give me a break. It's a festival just like any other with food, rides, live music and crafts. I hate to break it to you, but there aren't demonstrations at Hillbilly Days about making meth, navigating the Pikeville Wal-Mart, or perfecting one's "hick" accent.
You're the ignorant one if you honestly believe everyone there is an inbred redneck with no life or education. You're complaining about the hillbilly stereotype while perpetuating it at the same time, you idiot.
The post was about you people perpetuating the Hillbilly stereotype by having a celebration where people form all over the country now come to. It is only someone elses hillbilly and you put the whole region in the national spot light. If you only knew how stupid you look running around in that made up hillbilly garb.
It is a celebration of all things stupid and you are stupid for falling into this hillbilly stereotype and helping perpetuate it.

We are the bunt of jokes all around the country, Jay Leno has a whole bag of Kentucky and WVA jokes. It holds us back and no serious industry will ever come here. Who would want to bring their kids to such a backward place? I am ashamed of this whole region on that day, ignorant inbred hillbilly's on parade!
Prevention Worker

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 21, 2011
Is this the type of Festival where ethnic people are welcome? I have friends that would like to attend but not if they will be harassed because they aren't white.
Wow

Louisville, KY

#14 Jan 21, 2011
Celebrate Ignorance wrote:
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The post was about you people perpetuating the Hillbilly stereotype by having a celebration where people form all over the country now come to. It is only someone elses hillbilly and you put the whole region in the national spot light. If you only knew how stupid you look running around in that made up hillbilly garb.
It is a celebration of all things stupid and you are stupid for falling into this hillbilly stereotype and helping perpetuate it.
We are the bunt of jokes all around the country, Jay Leno has a whole bag of Kentucky and WVA jokes. It holds us back and no serious industry will ever come here. Who would want to bring their kids to such a backward place? I am ashamed of this whole region on that day, ignorant inbred hillbilly's on parade!
I should note: I don't run around in "Hillbilly garb." Neither do 75% of the attendees. Doesn't sound to me like you've ever attended or know the first thing about it.

I do nothing at all to perpetuate the stereotype. I'm literate, educated, and I don't pay attention to any of the redneck jokes about eastern Kentucky or the state as a whole. And I certainly don't feel bad for attending a festival that pours a ton of its profits into the Shriner's Children's Hospital. If you hate this region so much and feel so superior to the "backward" traditions of the place, you're welcome to leave.
yoitsme

Tomball, TX

#15 Jan 21, 2011
Prevention Worker wrote:
Is this the type of Festival where ethnic people are welcome? I have friends that would like to attend but not if they will be harassed because they aren't white.
No n|&&3{$ please

THE LEGEND HIMSELF

“DECIMATOR OF KNIGHTS”

Since: Jan 11

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#16 Jan 21, 2011
I think I'll go this year. I haven't went and actually spent any time at one in years. I've
only made appearances here and there, usually
at friends of mine band's gigs like DOWNTREND
and DREADFALL ( R.I.P.).
bummer

Chesterfield, MO

#17 Jan 21, 2011
I cant find a parking space so I just end up circling the place over and over until I just go home lol
Sure

Winchester, KY

#18 Jan 21, 2011
Prevention Worker wrote:
Is this the type of Festival where ethnic people are welcome? I have friends that would like to attend but not if they will be harassed because they aren't white.
Just dress up like ignorant hillbillys, if you can flash the beer gut or chew tobacco you won't be noticed, You will just fit right in. You need to learn to holler and whoop like a hillbilly and bring your own moonshine, the locals may not want to drink from the same fruit jar....lol
old dude

Virgie, KY

#19 Jan 21, 2011
I hate it, I hate it,I hate it! It's 3 days out of the year when we celebrate a stereotype we live the other 362 trying to live down. If you like over 100 little food booths selling every thing from Greek food to soup beans,if you like a cheap nasty carnival atmosphere,large crowds of people constantly running from one end of town to the other trying to find something to do and never finding it because it's not there then this is the place for you. Yeeeeehaaaaw.
Celebrate Ignorance

Winchester, KY

#20 Jan 21, 2011
Wow wrote:
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I should note: I don't run around in "Hillbilly garb." Neither do 75% of the attendees. Doesn't sound to me like you've ever attended or know the first thing about it.
I do nothing at all to perpetuate the stereotype. I'm literate, educated, and I don't pay attention to any of the redneck jokes about eastern Kentucky or the state as a whole. And I certainly don't feel bad for attending a festival that pours a ton of its profits into the Shriner's Children's Hospital. If you hate this region so much and feel so superior to the "backward" traditions of the place, you're welcome to leave.
I don't go just see it on TV when they broadcast it all over the U.S., thanks for making sure the country still thinks we are ignorant Hillbilly's. I did not say it was not a good cause, I said you need to rename it to something more respectable. I suggested Mountain Heritage Days. I am proud of my mountain heritage, 6th generation in this county. You fools do not represent anything I would be proud of, just an ignorant bunch of Hillbillys showing the whole damn country how ignorant you are.

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