Pickett County

Pickett County was formed in 1879 from portions of Overton and Fentress counties.

Cultural Sites

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Sierra Hull Bluegrass Festival - Byrdstown, TN

Pack up your lawn chairs and head to Byrdstown, Tennessee, for a night of family fun and great music at the annual Sierra Hull Bluegrass Festival. The festival celebrates Byrdstown native Sierra Hull, who released her first album at age 16 and graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. The talented musician is known for her mandolin skills and lovely voice. This year’s festival features a 5K run/walk, a cruise-in benefitting our troops and of course, lots of great music, with Sierra herself closing the night.

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Highway 127 Yard Sale - Pickett & Fentress County, TN

Every year individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Hwy 127 corridor stretching over 690 miles from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. They band together as communities, in groups or as individuals and over a four-day weekend they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the North, South East and West. It is a mutual exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sell! As you drive the country roads, you will hear a collection of dialects, be privy to incredible stories related to the individuals and the items they sell and see a plethora of items that only your grandmother could love.

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Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail - Multiple Counties in TN

The Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail is part of a commitment to preserve the historical craft of traditional quilting. By following the maps you will see not only the beautiful and historic barns owned by local farm families but gorgeous quilt squares displayed on businesses and homes in the various communities. Quilt squares range from 2’x2’ to 8’x8’ wood squares. The blocks are replicas of treasured family heirlooms. In painting their favorite patterns on barns, businesses and homes, we are honoring local quilters who are well known for their skills of using every piece of scrap fabric to create a beautiful work of art that is also a useful item in the home.

Good Neighbors Theater

Good Neighbors Theater got its start under the direction of the Friends of Cordell Hull in 2000, later becoming a separate organization. GNT, an all-volunteer organization, has been hosting performances of all kinds—plays, dinner theater, mystery theater, music and magic—since its start. These events have taken place in a variety of venues—churches, restaurants, gymnasiums, and school auditoriums (including one in a neighboring county).