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Hillbilly Days 2011 Possum Queen

Hillbilly Days is the second largest festival in Kentucky, just behind the Derby Festival. If the weather is sunny, crowds swell to about 100,000. Hillbilly Days Festival was founded over 35 years ago, to raise money for Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

A Baby Boomer in Appalachia
Hillbilly Days It is What it is!

Sometimes the words just won’t come. Sometimes they pour out like moonshine out from a mason jar…..fast, furious and with a kick.

Writing is my passion. Photography is not. But pictures, well they embed themselves into our collective consciences in ways editorial content never will. So here it goes, Hillbilly Days 2011 through my bifocals.

Hillbilly Days Miss Kentucky with Mom

Hillbilly Days 2011 Crowd

Hillbilly Days Vendors even had Falafel

Hillbilly Days Larry Webster

Hillbilly Days Nick Jamerson

Hillbilly Days Quilt Show

Hillbilly Days 4-H
Hillbilly Days Bonner
Hillbilly Days Color Guard
Hillbilly Days Pikeville College Bears Basketball Nat'l CHAMPIONS

Hillbilly Days Out of Towner Shriner

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.