McCARR, Ky. – The first annual McCarr Community Fall Festival, a daylong event starting at noon and running until 9:00 p.m., is slated for Saturday, October 29 at the Hatfield and McCoy Park in McCarr, Kentucky. The full schedule of events and activities includes live musical entertainment, local business and artisan vendor booths, air boat rides, hayrides, pumpkin carving, a costume contest, an Appalachian foods cook-off, games and prizes throughout the day for all ages, and much more.
The festival, almost entirely planned by McCarr residents, intends to bring fall fun to an area of Pike County that hasn’t seen its own community-wide celebration in years. The event is hosted by the Hatfield and McCoy Arts Council (HMAC), known in Pike County for their annual stage performances of “Blood Song: The Story of the Hatfields and the McCoys,” which is the official Kentucky State Play for The Feud.
One major component of the festival that has sparked interest throughout the county is a gun raffle for a brand new Ruger LCP .380 pistol. Tickets for the raffle, which is sponsored by Robinette’s Gun and Archery of Pikeville, are $5.00 each and are available for purchase at Robinette’s Gun and Archery, The Hearty Artisan located in Hardy, at the McCarr Community Fall Festival, or directly from any HMAC member. The raffle drawing will take place the night of the festival at 8:00 p.m. and you must be present to win.
The event promises to add a twist to those classic Appalachian autumn festivals we are all so fond of. For more information on planned events and activities for the 1st Annual McCarr Community Fall Festival, visit the Hatfield and McCoy Arts Council online at facebook.com/hmartscouncil/ or pike.ca.uky.edu/HMAC.