For Immediate Release:
Sept. 21, 2021

Marie Cheek
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums


Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’ returns to Brattonsville’s Hightower Hall

McCONNELLS, S.C. – Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’ is for lovers of live music and local handmade pottery.  Festivities take place on the sweeping grounds of Historic Brattonsville’s Hightower Hall, the grand Italianate house at the northern entrance of the main site. The annual event features over 25 traditional and contemporary potters from all around the Carolinas.

Peruse a variety of original works of art for sale while local pickers share their tunes. Musicians include the Tri-County Bluegrass Band. Concessions provided by Dan Good Que.

At the main site, historically dressed interpreters will demonstrate  the use of pottery in the Carolina Piedmont during the 19th century.

WHEN:                Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’ on Sat., Oct. 2, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:              Hightower Hall is located at 1036 Brattonsville Rd., McConnells, S.C. 29726

                         Historic Brattonsville’s main site is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road         

Tickets:             Purchase tickets online

General admission: Adults (18-59) $8; Seniors (60+) $7; Youth (4-17) $5; Members & Children 3 and younger free. For more information, go to  or call 803.684.2327


Hog Hill returns with traditional Carolina pottery. Photo courtesy of CHM taken at a previous Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’

About Hightower Hall:

Hightower Hall, originally known as Forest Hall, was the home of John Simpson Bratton, Jr. and his wife, Harriet Jane Rainey. Completed in 1854, this Italianate house features a prominent three-story tower topped with wide bracketed eaves. The nearly square, two-story floor plan opens with an impressive central hall flanked by two spacious rooms on either side and was built upon a high brick foundation providing a sub-ground floor.

About Culture & Heritage Museums of York County S.C.

Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums that includes the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill; Historic Brattonsville in McConnells; and the McCelvey Center, which includes the Lowry Family Theater, the Historical Center of York County, and the Southern Revolutionary War Institute, in York. Culture & Heritage Museums is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums; accreditation signifies “excellence and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies and to the museum-going public.”