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The infamous Hatfield and McCoy feud started near present-day Matewan on August 7, 1882, when Eillison Hatfield was killed by three McCoy brothers. Although the killings lasted only 8 years, the press continued to sensationalize the feud for many years afterward.

The town was founded in 1895 with the extension of the Norfolk and Western Railway and the opening of the Williamson Coalfield. The 1920s saw fatal confrontations between the townspeople, miners and mine company detectives. The catalyst was the attempt by the United Mine Workers of America to organize the area's miners.

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West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Pineville KY May23 The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is one of Kentucky's oldest festivals, finding its start in 1931.
Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival Gray Hawk KY June19-21 Stringbean Memorial, Inc. is a non-profit corporation named in honor of David “Stringbean” Akemon, native of Jackson County, Kentucky, who was an internationally known musician and performer at the Grand Ole Opry and the television show, Hee Haw.
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.