Pickens SC is convenient to the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway (SC 11) where numerous waterfalls and state parks, including Table Rock and Keowee-Toxaway, attract visitors to the Upstate of South Carolina. Pickens is home to the Pickens County Museum which is located in the historic 1902 county jail. Nearby, just off Highway 178, is the 1826 Hagood Grist Mill. The Azalea Festival is celebrated each spring, featuring a classic car cruise and an arts/crafts show. There are other annual festivals and events as well, like Founders Day Music Festival, 4th of July, Blue Ridge Fest and the annual downtown Trick or Treat on Main.