The Town of Williamston will place a plaque in honor of Jean Taylor on the covered bridge in Mineral Spring Park during the Spring Water Festival Saturday. A special ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. to unveil the plaque on the bridge which is a favorite place she likes to sit. Taylor’s popular social media page “I’m from Williamston” has items of interest and photos related to the Williamston area. Mayor Mack Durham said was recognition for the “good works you have done providing a positive voice in our community.
A tremendous display of antique and classic autos and trucks will surely delight enthusiasts during the 38th Annual Spring Water Festival. The show is being held at the Williamston Fire Dept. and on West Main St. in front of the park. It is being sponsored by Clinkscales Chevrolet in Belton and the Williamston Fire Department.
Organizer Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison said he is expecting more than 100 antique autos, street rods, customs, trucks and other special vehicles to be on display.
The show will feature the town’s 1936 Chevrolet Fire Engine. Vehicles from outside the local area are also expected.
This year there will be a $500 Cash Give-a-Way to registered entries, $100 each hour. Registration will be $20 with awards to the top 25, plus six specialty awards. Owners may register their vehicles between 8 a.m. and noon on festival day.
Persons interested in displaying a customized vehicle, antique or tractor in the show should call (864) 844-7171, 847-4155 or 847-4950 for more information.
Specialty awards include Best Original, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Truck, Best Street Rod, Best Rat Rod, Mayor’s Choice, and The Will Drake Memorial Award. Trophies are a special design.
The fire department will also offer $1 rides on the restored 1936 Chevrolet fire engine.
The Spring Water Festival offers a wide selection of food items that festival goers are sure to enjoy. From festival favorites and staples including Philly Cheese Steaks, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Polish Dogs, Corn Dogs, Barbecue Pork, Chicken, Ribs and Pork Chops to Chili Cheese Fries, Hot Wings, Shrimp, Fish, Tacos and more.
If you are looking for something sweet or something cool, there will be Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake, funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, fresh donuts, flavored snow ice and fresh squeezed lemonade.
And of course, boiled peanuts and cotton candy!
Vendors will also offer soft drinks, tea and water.
All of this and more can be found at this year’s Spring Water Festival!
Twelve food vendors, some local and some not, will offer their specialties. They are:
New – HOLLY’s CONCESSIONS – Hot Wings, Rib Eye Steak, Pork Chops, Fish and Shrimp.
MAMACITAS CARNITAS – Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos, Fruit Crepes.
DANNY DOGS – Hot Dogs, Polish Dogs, Fries.
MILE HIGH SWEETS – Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake, Strawberries, Grapes and Bananas.
MILE HIGH CONCESSIONS – Philly Steaks, Foot Long Corn Dogs, Chili Cheese Fries.
ROAD RUNNER – Funnel Cakes, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.
WAINAI SHAVED ICE – Three Sizes, Eight Flavors.
MAMA’S SWEET SHOPPE – Fancy Fresh Donuts.
GRANDMA’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM – Ice Cream.
HEY BO SASSY SOW BBQ – Pulled Pork & Pulled Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Cut Chili Cheese Fries.
HUDSON PEANUT COMPANY – Boiled Peanuts and Cotton Candy.
SOUTHERN SMOKE BBQ – Barbecue Pulled Pork, Ribs.
There will be a Little Miss and Master Spring Water Festival Pageant held Aug 24th in the Municipal Center Auditorium. This is a fundraiser pageant for The Mill Town Players and Spring Water Festival projects. Deadline has been extended to this Thursday, Aug. 22 for entry. The pageant is for girls ages are 0-18 boys age 0-7 and no pageant dresses are needed. For information and application email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 230-0157.
SPRING WATER FESTIVAL
August 23 & 24, 2019
Mineral Spring Park
State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC
Arts & Crafts Live Music Gospel Music Showcase
Free Children’s Activities Amusement Rides
Spring Water 5K Run 1 Mile Fun Run
Antique Car Show Festival Food Exhibits Souvenirs
Directions to Festival
From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy.8 to Pelzer (Exit 32)
Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston
50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 12 Food Vendors
Live Music on 3 stages
125 + Car Show entries – Antique Fire Truck exhibit – Fire Truck Rides
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
All Events – Rain or Shine
No alcohol – No coolers – No Pets – No Bicycles, No Skate Boards
2019 Festival Brochure
Twelve food vendors will offer a variety of festival food and snacks at the 2019 Spring Water Festival. They are Holly’s Concessions, Mamacita, Danny Dogs, Mile High Sweet, Mile High Concessions, Road Runner, Wainani Shaved Ice, Mama’s Sweet Shoppe, Grandma’s Homemade Ice Cream, Hey Bo Sassy Sow BBQ, Hudson Peanut Company and Southern Smoke BBQ.