The 10th Annual Hoedown in the Holler homegrown, country music festival to be held September 20 & 21 at Mandolin Farm will feature 4 great bands including “John Deere Green” & “Pickup Man” headliner Joe Diffie, plus an appearance by Donnie & Teresa, two of the stars on the Discovery Channel hit show “Moonshiners”.

Friday, September 20- $20 in advance ($25 after Sept 13)

5:00 p.m.                          Gates Open

7:30 p.m.                          Tyler Stephens   

9:30 p.m.                          Branden Martin 

Saturday, September 21 - $25 in advance ($30 after Sept 13)

5:00 p.m.                          Gates Open 

6:00  - 11:00p.m.             Special Appearance by Donnie & Teresa from “Moonshiners”  

7:00 p.m.                          Shane Smith with Michael Chandler 

9:00 p.m.                          JOE DIFFIE

Tickets can be purchased at:

Flemingsburg: Fleming Co Farm Supply

Morehead: Total Care Pharmacy (Main Street)

Cynthiana: Hinton Mills

Mayslick:  Hinton Mills

Jabetown:  Hinton Mills

Plummers Landing:  Hinton Mills

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“We have some exciting things on the lineup,” stated Kimber Goodwin, owner/operator of the festival.  “Joe Diffie has five #1 songs and 23 Top 10 hits, it’s traditional country music at its finest.  We are thrilled to have Beattyville, KY natives Donnie & Teresa from the hit show “Moonshiners” on Discovery Channel.  Friday night headliner Branden Martin’s voice and music remind me of Chris Stapleton, he’s a great performer.  Tyler Stephens is a new voice in country and is a Hindman, Kentucky native.  The band named Unofficial features Shane Smith & Michael Chandler.  Michael is from Breathitt County and Shane is just across the river from Cincinnati, but we won’t hold that against him!  We have such a deep pool of talent in Kentucky and we are happy to showcase a lot of it at Hoedown this year.  

Followers of the hit show “Moonshiners” on Discovery Channel, will get a chance to meet a pair of the stars, local Eastern Kentucky couple Donnie & Teresa both of Beattyville, KY.  They are currently preparing for their second season on the show.  Donnie Benton grew up in Old Landing, KY.  His granddaddy was a moonshiner and told Donnie “there’s no good in making moonshine, so you shouldn’t do it”.  Donnie did the exactly opposite of his grandfather’s advice and stated, “What better way to get someone to do something than to tell them they can’t.  I think my grandpa knew that.”  

Teresa Coomer Mays grew up on Log Shoal holler in Beattyville, KY.  In that holler, her grandpa and great uncle made moonshine.  Teresa is now learning the craft from her boyfriend and partner on the show.  

Camping for the weekend is available for $70.  All campsites include water and  30amp electric hookups.   Reservations for campsites are currently being accepted.  

For more information on the festival or to purchase tickets, visit or become a fan on Facebook at Hoedown in the Holler.  Hoedown in the Holler is owned and organized by Blonde Marketing.  

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