Young talent and old-time music headed to Hagood Mill Saturday

PICKENS — Super KidsFest, to be held at Hagood Mill on Saturday, will offer a day of fun and entertainment for all ages, with a special focus on youngsters who are keeping old-time music traditions alive.

Steve McGaha and Gregg “Buffalo” Barfield — the “Wizards of Odd” — will kick things off with a performance at 10:30 a.m. and then serve as emcees for bands from the Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM) program. Old-time musicians Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers also will perform.

As a special treat for kids of all ages, McGaha and Barfield will conduct a jug band workshop and jam at midday.

Highlighting the afternoon will be an old-time and bluegrass music talent show from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., featuring musicians of high school age and younger.

Admission is free. Super Kidsfest is presented by the Pickens County Cultural Commission. The talent show is sponsored by POSAM — Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music, the nonprofit organization that sponsors the YAM program and other activities to promote the region’s musical heritage.

Food concessions will be provided by The GateHouse Restaurant.

Historic Hagood Mill is located at 138 Hagood Mill Road, just off  U.S. Highway 178, north of Pickens.

More information can be found online at; click on “Events.”