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There’s a lot blooming at the Pickens Azalea Festival

The Pickens Azalea Festival has been drawing crowds for over 40 years as one of the largest festivals celebrating local artisans in the Southeast.

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When the azaleas are blooming in Pickens, the small town celebrates.

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Spring will be in full bloom at the Pickens Azalea Festival, happening April 26-27 in downtown Pickens.

Bring the whole family and immerse yourself in a weekend filled with blooming azaleas, over 300 local artisans, 35+ food trucks, live music, amusement rides, and more.

This year, the festival will kick off on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. with the annual cruise-in showcasing hundreds of jeeps, muscle cars, and classics from all eras. On Saturday, don’t miss a lineup of fun activities, including:

Fun fact: This year’s contest has been expanded to offer local restaurants a chance to win the title of “Best Pie in the Carolinas”. Both home bakers and restaurants are welcome to enter.

Start planning your Pickens weekend