Azalea Fest to feature cooking competition

PICKENS — The 30th annual Pickens Azalea Festival, is set for April 18  and 19, in downtown Pickens. Booth spaces are still open for arts/crafters, civic non-profit organizations and businesses. Included in the Saturday afternoon festivities will be the first-ever Azalea Festival Baking Competition, hosted by Pickens’ Francine Bryson. For more details on the baking competition and festival applications, visit