Piedmont Pottery & Pickin'

For immediate release

Sept. 5, 2017



Marie Cheek      

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture and Heritage Museums





Shop for local pottery, enjoy live music and savor some barbeque at Historic Brattonsville’s “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’”


McCONNELLS, SC - What would be Historic Brattonsville’s 13th Annual Piedmont Pottery Festival has evolved into the “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’.”  Lovers of bluegrass, barbeque and local hand-made pottery will enjoy the event’s new location at the site’s Hightower Hall. Over two dozen potters from the Carolina Piedmont will be demonstrating their art form and selling their wares. “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’” will feature traditional and contemporary potters as well as Catawba Indian potters.  Visitors can enter a free drawing to win pottery. Red Oak BBQ food truck will have food available for purchase. Live music will be performed by local bluegrass aficionados - Michael Scoggins, Herschel Brown, and Cottonwood.


WHEN: “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’” happens Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


WHERE: Historic Brattonsville’s Hightower Hall, 1036 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, SC 29726.

Hightower Hall, completed in 1856, is a grand Italian style villa with a sprawling lawn located at the Historic Brattonsville’s northern entrance on Brattonsville Road.


For more information, go to www.chmuseum.org or call 803.684.2327.


ADMISSION: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5, CHM members & ages 3 and under FREE.


click here for high resolution image A fetching jug made by Hog Hill Pottery; image taken by CHM staff during last year’s event.


ABOUT HISTORIC BRATTONSVILLE: Historic Brattonsville features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s. 


GENERAL HOURS of OPERATION: Tues – Sat:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 a.m.  – 5 p.m.; Closed on Mondays.


Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums in York County, SC, which includes Historic Brattonsville, Main Street Children’s Museum, McCelvey Center, and Museum of York County. The mission of the Culture and Heritage Museums is to communicate and preserve the natural and cultural histories of the Carolina Piedmont, inspiring a lifetime of learning. Culture and Heritage Museums is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate.