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Pickens County Events

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

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
KAY LARCH; Galeria Mexicana at Pickens County Museum
Sep
12
Nov
5
KAY LARCH; Galeria Mexicana at Pickens County Museum Please join us from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 as we host a reception to meet the artist, Kay Larch, presenting her Galeria Mexicana, of work inspired by Mexican Folk Art. This exhibition will continue through November 5, 2015. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  9:00 am – 5:00 pmview event details
SHIFTING PLATES II  at Pickens County Museum
Sep
12
Nov
12
SHIFTING PLATES II at Pickens County Museum Works by Sixteen South Carolina Printmakers opens with a reception September 12th from 1pm-4pm. This exhibit continues through November 12th.during normal museum hours. 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. In DETAILS will find Rules, Links to types of music. and ON-LINE Registration Location:  Hagood MillWhen:  10:00 am – 4:00 pmregister now
Adult Art Class with Renee Gillespie
Sep
22
Oct
27
Adult Art Class with Renee Gillespie Class open to those who paint with acrylics or watercolors. Each Student will choose the subject of their painting and will receive individual instruction at each class. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  10:00 am – 1:00 pmregister now
Youth Art Class- (Ages 10-14 years old) with Renee Gillespie
Sep
22
Oct
27
Youth Art Class- (Ages 10-14 years old) with Renee Gillespie Class will encourage artistic youth to develop & refine their art skills & creativity while they learn to painting and drawing techniques to create their works of art. Students will need to wear art class clothes or bring a smock or apron to class. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pmregister now

October 2015

Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina - program and book-signing
Oct
1
Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina - program and book-signing Mr. King will deliver his PowerPoint presentation and discuss his book “Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina”. At the end of the talk, Mr. King will sign copies of his book. Location:  Pickens County Museum of Art & HistoryWhen:  6:00 pm – 7:00 pmview event details
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
Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast
Oct
24
Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast This event will include oysters and dinner buffet, along with beer and wine, music, silent auction, corn hole competitions and more!. Location:  Arran Farm When:  5:30 pm – 8:30 pmview event details
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 Celebration at Hagood Mill
Nov
21
Native American Celebration 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