It may sound hard to believe but festival season kicks off today in the mountains as thousands of people will take to the streets of Pikeville to celebrate Hillbilly Days.
On Wednesday, city officials helped food and craft vendors set up in preparation for this weekend's event.
Pikeville Public Safety Director Paul Maynard says several roads in the downtown area will be shut down.
"When you come into Pikeville for the festival, obviously the downtown area is going to be closed. There will be city employees stationed on
on each end of the closure. You will have to seek alternate routes," said
Hillbilly Days runs through Saturday night.