Founders Festival planned Saturday

PICKENS — Are you ready for a good dose of bluegrass music and a side of fresh grown local vegetables?

If so, then Pickens will be the place for you this weekend. The Pickens Revitalization Association (PRA) will host the community’s annual Founders Day Festival this Saturday, Oct. 1, to close out the area’s festival season.

The festival will get started at 3 p.m. and go until 10 p.m., with music on the newly covered Pickens amphitheater. The amphitheater is located squarely in the middle of town off Main Street, behind the Enrapt House (Bradley-Boggs house).

“It will be a day filled with great bluegrass music performed by bands from South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia,” PRA executive director Wilson Perkins said.

There will be food vendors as well as a harvest market featuring produce as well as arts and crafts. Face painting will also be available.

There is no charge to attend the event.

For more information, contact the Pickens Revitalization Association at (864) 878-0105 or visit