The three-day event kicked off Thursday with the Itty Bitty Hillbilly Pageant and continued Friday with the Fish Fry.
Events wrapped up Saturday with a full day of bluegrass music, a fried pie contest, an ice cream eating/mooing contest for children, a buck dance competition, and clog dancing from Rhythm in Motion.
Despite the heat, several people came out to enjoy the final day of Hillbilly Days.
Several musicians proficient on a wide array of instruments competed for prize money, but one contest was new to this year's event: The Ped Scruggs Memorial Fiddle Competition, in which the Junior and Senior Fiddle Champions competed. This year's Junior and Fiddle winners were daughter and mother Mattie and Marcia Denton. Mattie Denton was awarded the first Ped Scruggs Memorial prize.
Of course, no matter what the weather, someone was going to end up with pie on their face. That someone was Sherry Hudgens, who raised $918.52 in three days as Miss Hillbilly. While her collection was significant, it wasn't enough to beat out Billy Roark, who, as Mr. Hillbilly, raised $1,381. The money they raised will help the Lions and Lionesses pay to help purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids for children.
More photos will be available in the June 24 print edition of the Times as well as here at maconcountytimes.com