UPDATE: Appalachian Moonshine, Music and Makers Festival postponed due to COVID-19

Update from September 4, 2021:

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Due to the surging coronavirus, the inaugural Appalachian Moonshine, Music, and Makers Festival in downtown Pikeville scheduled for Sept. 16-18, 2021, has been postponed, according to a news release from the city.

“The Appalachian Moonshine, Music, & Makers Festival is a one‐of‐a‐kind event that we are so excited to introduce in our community,” Pikeville City Manager Philip Elswick said. “Unfortunately, we haven’t quite beat COVID yet and that means we have to temporarily delay this event for everyone’s safety. When the time comes to host this event in October, we know it will be a wonderful showcase of everything Appalachia is and means to the folks who live and work here.”

The city is expected to release more details in the coming weeks.

To keep up-to-date, visit the event’s website.

Original story below from August 18, 2021:

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A festival in downtown Pikeville is scheduled for mid-September to celebrate the heritage of Eastern Kentucky.

The Appalachian Moonshine, Music, and Makers Festival is scheduled Sept. 16-18, 2021.

The festival will feature ‘live’ music, visual artists, foods, and drinks from across the region, which includes some competitions.

Admission is free from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sept. 16-17 and from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 18, according to festival organizers.

For more details and information, visit the festival’s website.


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