Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival is this weekend

Staff Report

PICKENS — Each October the hills and hollers around the Hagood Mill Historic Site in Pickens come alive with storytellers sharing the weird and wonderful, mountain funnies, memories of yesteryear, and tales of way off – and some not so way off — mystical places.

This year marks the 15th annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15.

Host and teller-in-residence is Johnny Thomas Fowler, who always guarantees to delight listeners with his music, folklore, and a big helping of outstanding storytelling.

Featured tellers are the award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller Michael Reno Harrell, Asheville’s very own Appalachian spirit Kathy Gordon, and the powerful and commanding voice of Darren McCloud from Columbia.

New Voices Tellers are Donna Tillman and Lee Stephenson.

Parking is $5 but admission is free.

Hagood Mill is located at 138 Hagood Mill Road. Call 864-898-2936 or visit www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar for more information.

Staff Report

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