Thursday, April 18, 2019

Azalea Festival



PICKENS, SC—WHERE I'LL BE SATURDAY

Join me this Saturday, April 20, for an adventure— a visit to Pickens, SC for the Azalea Festival. Booths with wares by artisans and artists (including writers like me) will line both sides of Main Street, which will be closed to traffic. Other entertainments throughout the day include a pet pageant (12 PM), magician (1 PM), bands and music. Also amusement rides for the kids.

If you’re a history buff, these nearby historic sites are up your alley:

* Hagood Mill, an 1845 gristmill at 138 Hagood Mill Rd., 10 AM – 4 PM, Parking $5
* Hagood-Mauldin House, antebellum, at 104 N. Lewis St., 10 AM – 4 PM, $5
* Pickens County Museum at 307 Johnson St., 9 AM – 4:30 PM

I’m happy to be going to Pickens for the first time. It is one of many small towns in SC that preserve our heritage while adjusting to the 21st Century.

Pink, red, and white azaleas are in bloom throughout SC, a celebration in itself

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