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Pumpkintown Mountain Opry
3414 Highway 11
and a giant orange chair and pumpkin
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
May 22, 2023

Pickens is tucked in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was founded in 1868 and named for the Revolutionary War hero General Andrew Pickens. Scotish-Irish settlers were the original inhabitants along with a few traders who lived among the Cherokees.

Historic Pickens sign Pickens water tower

Pumpkintown Mountain Opry is a small hometown coffee and ice cream shop, serving lunch specials, BBQ, frappes and ice cream. In May-September they offer a farmers market every Saturday from 1pm-5pm. The farmers market offers crafters, bakers, artisans and of course farmers! It has limited days and times that it is open.

Pumpkintown Mountain Opry
3414 S. Carolina 11
Pickens, S.C. 29671
phone '864.836.8141 before you go because it is not always open

This is only posted here because Karen Duquette liked the orange chair and pumpkin shown below.
Do NOT contact the two RV Gypsies for information.

The Two RV Gypsies noticed this place because of the giant orange chair and pumpkin house in the yard.  Karen Duquette really wanted to get out of the car and get a closer look, but Lee Duquette did NOT stop in 2021, but he did stop in 2023. These first two photos shown below were taken as the two RV Gypsies drove by in 2021, but the rest of the photos are from 2023.

giant orange chair giant orange pumpkin house

Below: May 22, 2023 photos

Pumpkintown Mountain Opry sign Pumpkingwon Mountain  gift shop hours

Below: The Opry House was built in1986 by the Aartun family of contractors. It contains a restaurant and small gift shop.

Pumpkintown Mountain Opry Pumpkintown Mountain Opr
big pumpkin and a giant chair Karen Duquette at the giant chair

Below: Karen Duquette inside the 10-foot tall pumpkin.

Karen Duquette inside the big pumpkin Karen Duquette inside the big pumpkin

Below: Flowers and more outside the building in 2023

flowers flowers
flower pansies
flowers flowers
flower flower
Pumpkintown bench Karen Duquette relaxing in Pumpkintown
grounds at Pumpkintown Opry

laughing clipart dideBelow: Lee Duquette suddenly became musically talented.piano keys

old piano Lee Duquette playing the piano

look below

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies The two RV Gypsies went on their 10th Zipline Adventure, this time at Upstate Zipline in Sunset, South Carolina


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