Check out this video to hear a little more about what’s happening in Pickens!

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The 2014 Pickens Amphitheater schedule is out!  Join us on Saturday nights all summer long!

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Get your applications in for the Facade Improvement Grant Program!


Pickens Revitalization Association and Pickens Chamber of Commerce invite you to join us for the 2014 Annual Banquet on Friday, February 21st.  Get your registration in today!

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Join us on Monday, February 24th from 12pm to 1:30pm for the Pickens Small Business Resource Fair. Come hear from various experts on opening and running a business and register to win some great free prizes!




2013 Pickens Merchant Christmas Decorating Contest Winners:

  1. First Place: Stockade ‘n Stuff Antiques
  2. Second Place: Cafe Connections
  3. Third Place: Pace & Reeves

2013 City of Pickens Christmas Parade Winners:

  1. First Place Best Commercial: Greyhound Crossroads
  2. Second Place Best Commercial: Foothills Dance
  3. First Place Best Non-Commercial: Tata Queens
  4. Second Place Best Non-Commercial: Jeep Club
  5. Best Adaptation of Theme: Spotlight Dance Company
  6. Best Overall Religious: Missionary Baptist Church

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Amphitheater LogoInterested in performing at the Pickens Amphitheater in 2014? Contact us today for open dates and information!

Interested in providing sound and lighting services for events at the Amphitheater?  View the Request for Proposals for the 2014 season.



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Looking for some fun things to do this holiday season?  Come celebrate with us in Pickens!  For a full list of events, visit our A Pickens Christmas page.

Pickens Merchants!  Join us for the Merchant Decorating Contest!




Pickens has been selected as a pilot community for a project to aid entrepreneurs!  The “Entrepreneur Friendly Toolkit” project is being run by the Appalachian Council of Governments. Check out the full story here!



3rd Friday Page 06-19-13What great fall weather we’re having this week! And a great reason to come out to Historic Pickens this Friday evening! Quite a number of stores and restaurants will again be open until 9 PM this Friday for the monthly 3rd Fridays event. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the great specials, music, refreshments, Halloween candy and the autumn decorations!




City of Pickens “Christmas Lights” Christmas Parade has been scheduled for Friday, December 13th at 7pm!  Send in your entry by December 10th.  Find the Official Entry Form & Regulations here.


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Check out what PRA is up to this month with business recruitment!  See the full story on the facade grant and empty storefront posters here.





Join us for the 2nd Annual Founders Day Music Festival on September 14!  Click here for more information.



Attractions at the Amphitheater


Check out what’s going on at the new Pickens Amphitheater this summer!






Celebrate the Fourth of July with Pickens!





Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Invite


You’re Invited!                                                               Pickens Amphitheater Dedication & Ribbon Cutting  Saturday, June 29th at 6pm




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Applications for the 2013 Facade Improvement Grant Program are now available!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!




PRA-Main-4CJoin the PRA Now!

In 2013, the Pickens Chamber and the Pickens Revitalization Association are offering a joint membership program. When you join both organizations, you’ll not only show your un-questioned support for both organizations, but you will enjoy a discount on membership fees.

It’s only logical that our two organizations “join forces”. We share many of the same goals and complement each other in numerous ways. Our ultimate goal is to make Pickens, and the area, the best place to live, work, play and to own a business.

Enjoy many benefits based on your membership level.  For more Information, click below:




WeFantheFlame (1)The “I Fan the Flame” awards program has taken on a new look.  ”I” has become “We” as the recognition turns from individuals to groups who contribute to the community. All organizations – religious, civic, charitable, school, corporate, cultural, non-profit, youth, senior, business, association, etc. are eligible.  The recognition is given for endeavors such as:

  • Helping to improve the community in some significant way
  • Contributing to resident well-being
  • Generating positive publicity for Pickens
  • Conducting and/or participating in a charitable event
  • Raising money for a good cause

Each month’s winning organization will be recognized with the presentation of a unique trophy, a group photo with a special “Fan” banner, as well as website and media publicity.

A panel of community members will select each monthly winner.  Entries are due at the PRA office by the fifteenth of each month.  Entry forms are available here and at the PRA office.

Get Involved!
The PRA is currently recruiting volunteers to be available to help out with community events, marketing, and so much more! If you could donate a few hours to the PRA, please contact us with your name, number, email, and interest information.




Sidewalk Cafe
Who doesn’t love a good sidewalk cafe? These spots have risen significantly in recent years and they promote circulation, a casual public life outside of our doors. Strolling is good for business, not to mention health, community, and public safety. Download the Sidewalk Cafe Application 2012.

WiFi is now available on Main Street in Pickens!

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