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Pickens County Events

Check the calendar often to see what new events and festivals are just around the corner.

June 2015

Surfaces and Spaces: Photography of Cecelia Feld & Bruce Schlein
Jun
27
Aug
20
Surfaces and Spaces: Photography of Cecelia Feld & Bruce Schlein The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning June 27, 2015. Please join us from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 as we host a reception to meet the artists in, Surfaces and Spaces: Photography of Cecelia Feld & Bruce Schlein. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics Exhibition
Jun
27
Aug
20
Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics Exhibition The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning June 27, 2015. Please join us from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 as we host a reception to open the exhibition, Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics, focusing on the works of 11 contemporary Cherokee potters. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details

July 2015

BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES IN EASLEY
Jul
28
Aug
4
BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES IN EASLEY A FULL WEEK OF BASEBALL EXCITEMENT IN EASLEY IS HERE !!! Location:  J. B. Red Owens FacilityWhen:  9:00 am – 9:00 pmview event details

August 2015

The Flying Saucers in Concert  – Cruse-In & Music on Main Event
Aug
1
The Flying Saucers in Concert – Cruse-In & Music on Main Event Vehicle Registration starting at 5:30 pm Entertainment starting at 7:00 pm Special Awards plus other surprises Contact the City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Chef Anne Young competes in The Competitiion Dining Series
Aug
3
Sep
7
Chef Anne Young competes in The Competitiion Dining Series Chef Anne Young from the Starving Artist Cafe, Easley, to compete inThe Competition Dining Series Location:  Larkin's SawmillWhen:  6:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
 HEALTHY LIVING EXPO AT PATRICK SQUARE
Aug
7
HEALTHY LIVING EXPO AT PATRICK SQUARE The City of Clemson and the Clemson Farmers Market will host a Healthy Living Expo. All Expo activities are FREE and open to the public. Location:  Patrick SauareWhen:  3:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Growing and Blending Your Own Tea (Herbal & Caffeinated)
Aug
8
Growing and Blending Your Own Tea (Herbal & Caffeinated) Students will learn about dozens of plants, when to harvest them, how to process them for tea, and the best recipes for dry tea blends. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill
Aug
8
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill Enjoy the sounds created by instruments such as the autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar, and mandolin Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pmview event details
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Aug
8
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Jamie Wright Review in Concert
Aug
8
Jamie Wright Review in Concert Contact City of Pickens for details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Birchwood Book & Author Fair
Aug
9
Birchwood Book & Author Fair Regional Authors Selling, Signing & Reading from their works. Location:  All Saints Hall of the Pickens Presbyteerian ChurchWhen:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pmview event details
Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Review at Hagood Mill
Aug
15
Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Review at Hagood Mill This event salutes our religious heritage with old camp meeting songs, shaped note hymns, and traditional gospel from both Black and White traditions in our area. Music starts at 11:00. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
Splitshot in Concert
Aug
15
Splitshot in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details
Fun Ways to Paint with Watercolor; Part One with Jo Johnston
Aug
20
Fun Ways to Paint with Watercolor; Part One with Jo Johnston If you have always wanted to try watercolor, or improve your painting skills, this class will offer lots of encouragement to help you achieve your artistic goals.. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmregister now
EarthSkills • Survival Knife Skills with Alex Garcia
Aug
22
EarthSkills • Survival Knife Skills with Alex Garcia Learn to use your knife to obtain the basic essentials in bushcraft: fire, shelter, procuring food and water. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  9:00 am – 4:30 pmregister now
YAMS in Concert
Aug
22
YAMS in Concert Contact City of Pickens for more details Location:  Historic Pickens AmphitheaterWhen:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pmview event details

September 2015

Third Annual Dacusville Farm Show
Sep
5
Sep
6
Third Annual Dacusville Farm Show This Labor Day weekend event has antique farm & tractors, hayrides, kid zone, old fashioned dunking booth, antique demostrations, food, arts & crafts, classic cars, and steam engines, and evening karaoke.. All day fun for everyone! Dacusville Farm Show is sponsored by Dacusville Heritage Association. Location:  Dacusville Farm ShowWhen:  8:00 am – 6:00 pmview event details
Upstate South Carolina Printmakers Atelier at Pickens County Museum
Sep
10
Nov
12
Upstate South Carolina Printmakers Atelier at Pickens County Museum An exhibition of the Upstate South Carolina Printmakers Atelier portfolio of original prints in a variety of print media including lithography, intaglio, relief, screen-print and collograph. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Kay Larch: Mexican Folklore Painting
Sep
12
Nov
5
Kay Larch: Mexican Folklore Painting Reception will be Sept 12th. Please check back. Exhibit is being planned. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Shifting Plates II: an Upstate Printmakers Atelier.
Sep
12
Nov
12
Shifting Plates II: an Upstate Printmakers Atelier. Opening Reception will be Sept 12th. Exhibit is portfolio of original prints in a variety of print media including lithography, intaglio, relief, screen-print and collograph. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
Surviving on the Winter Homestead Workshop with Eliza A. H. Lord
Sep
12
Surviving on the Winter Homestead Workshop with Eliza A. H. Lord This hands-on, all-day class will teach students the basics of preparing for the winter on a homestead. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmregister now
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill
Sep
12
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill Enjoy the sounds created by instruments such as the autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar, and mandolin Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pmview event details
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Sep
12
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
TAKING YOUR PAINTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Sep
16
Oct
21
TAKING YOUR PAINTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL This Six-Weeks of Workshop Sessions with instructor Erin Cronin-Webb is for adults, being held in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio, is designed for the pastel artist who wishes to gain a more “painterly” approach to working with pastels. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  11:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
South Carolina State Fiddling' Championship at Hagood Mill
Sep
19
South Carolina State Fiddling' Championship at Hagood Mill There will be cash prizes for competition in senior and junior fiddle categories as well as olde time banjo, "Wildcat Open" and Old Time string band. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmregister now

October 2015

Foraging, Cooking, and Preserving Wild Mushrooms - Eliza A. H. Lord
Oct
3
Foraging, Cooking, and Preserving Wild Mushrooms - Eliza A. H. Lord Students will learn how to use spore prints and dichotomous keys in order to be absolutely certain they are eating the correct mushroom. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmregister now
Historical Halloween Treats with Eliza A. H. Lord
Oct
3
Historical Halloween Treats with Eliza A. H. Lord Students will take home their turnip lanterns and a printed recipe booklet. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pmregister now
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill
Oct
10
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill Enjoy the sounds created by instruments such as the autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar, and mandolin Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pmview event details
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Oct
10
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Annual Storytelling Festival at Hagood Mill
Oct
17
Annual Storytelling Festival at Hagood Mill The hills around the Hagood Mill will echo with the whispers, howls ‘n hollers of some of the Southeast’s best storytellers sharing bits about all sorts of folks, funnies, cultures and places. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details
Fun Ways to Paint with Watercolor; Part Two: with Jo Johnston
Oct
22
Dec
3
Fun Ways to Paint with Watercolor; Part Two: with Jo Johnston If you have always wanted to try watercolor, or improve your painting skills, this class will offer lots of encouragement to help you achieve your artistic goals. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmregister now
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Children's Fall Festival
Oct
31
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Children's Fall Festival Come trick or treat with the downtown Merchants and then join us for a fun filled festival Location:  Old Market SquareWhen:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pmview event details

November 2015

Wild Fermented Foods Part 1 with Eliza A. H. Lord
Nov
7
Wild Fermented Foods Part 1 with Eliza A. H. Lord Learn 2 historical mountain recipes using traditional crocks and one eastern introduction. Pound cabbage into sauerkraut, salt gherkins into sour pickles, and brew tea to make Chinese kombucha. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Wild Fermented Foods 101 Part 2 with Eliza A. H. Lord
Nov
7
Wild Fermented Foods 101 Part 2 with Eliza A. H. Lord We will continue with our hands-on fermenting class from the morning session. Apple cider vinegar was a valuable ingredient on the homestead and most people made it themselves. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pmregister now
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill
Nov
14
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill Enjoy the sounds created by instruments such as the autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar, and mandolin Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pmview event details
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Nov
14
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Feel free to bring side dishes or snacks. Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pmview event details
Native American Festival at Hagood Mill
Nov
21
Native American Festival at Hagood Mill This event celebrates our Native American heritage. A number of groups from Catawba to Cherokee are represented, including individuals born and raised here as well as those who have more recently made South Carolina their home. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

December 2015

City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend
Dec
4
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend Grand Illumination (lighting of he City's Christmas tree program) Location:  Downtown EasleyWhen:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pmview event details
Water Media by Jo Ann Taylor at Pickens County Museum
Dec
5
Feb
11
Water Media by Jo Ann Taylor at Pickens County Museum Opening Reception December 5, 2015. A signature member of the International Louisiana Watercolor Society and many others, Jo Ann Taylor says that Plein Air Painting is one of her joys but that every day she paints in the studio using her “Mind’s Eye”. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend
Dec
5
City of Easley & Gilstrap Family Dealerships Christmas Weekend Annual Christmas Parade, Location:  Downtown EasleyWhen:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pmview event details
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain
Dec
12
Table Rock State Park’s Music on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Table Rock State Park Lodge - Public Welcome - come enjoy the fun! Show the Holiday spirit and bring a covered Christmas dish to share! Location:  Table Rock State Park LodgeWhen:  11:00 am – 6:00 pmview event details
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill
Dec
12
Heartstrings at Hagood Mill Enjoy the sounds created by instruments such as the autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar, and mandolin Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pmview event details
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill
Dec
19
Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill Deep in the Appalachian soul reverbs the the lilting melodies of the Celts; the Irish, the Scots, and the Scotch- Irish ancestors of Blue Ridge Mountain folk. Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmview event details

April 2016

GREATER CLEMSON BLUES FESTIVAL 2016
Apr
15
Apr
23
GREATER CLEMSON BLUES FESTIVAL 2016 We are currently planning the 2016 event. It continues to grow with entertainers and venues. Mark your calendar so you don't miss any of the excitement.!! Location:  Various venues throughout Pickens CountyWhen:  10:00 am – 10:00 pmview event details