Christmas Park Open for Holidays

Churches, businesses and organizations in the area are joining the Town of Williamston to place lighted displays in Williamston’s Christmas Park this holiday season. Opening night ceremonies and lighting of the park will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., at the Amphitheater Stage in Mineral Spring Park.

Santa Claus will also be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut.

Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out by local churches and groups each Saturday night also to help visitors keep warm while strolling through the park or watching special entertainment.

The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municpal Center. The annual event has become a holiday tradition for the town and features beautifully decorated Christmas trees in the main hallways of the Municipal Center. It will be open to the public for viewing following the lighting of the park and during regular business hours through the holidays.

Hours for viewing trees will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.

 

Thanks for making the 2015 Spring Water Festival a success!

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Thousands of people enjoyed the 34th Annual Spring Water Festival held over the weekend in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. With great weather, ie no rain and modest temperatures in the high 80s, the event enjoyed a more “very good” attendance. More on this years festival to come . . . Check back!

Pictured – The crowd in front of the Amphitheater Stage begins growing prior to Austin Webb’s performance at the 2015 Spring Water Festival Saturday.

Amphitheater Stage Schedule featuring Austin Webb

Getting to know Austin Webb – EPK interview

Hear Austin Webb 

Austin Webb has a Top 40 single currently on the charts and rising . . .

 All Country on You

Read Austin Webb interview in The Journal
about his homecoming show

 

 

2015 SWF Amphitheater Stage Schedule

Welcome to the 2015 Spring Water Festival!

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Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC

 State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC
Arts & Crafts  Health Fair  Live Music  Gospel music showcase
Free Children’s Activities      Amusement Rides 
Antique Car Show  Festival Food  Exhibits     Souvenirs   

Directions to Festival

From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy.8 to Pelzer.
Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston
50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 14 Food Vendors 
Live Bands – 17+ Gospel groups 
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

 

Event Sponsors:

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Event and Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsor:

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Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsor:

McDonalds of Williamston

Spring Water Festival only 3 weeks away

Organizers of the 2015 Spring Water Festival are finalizing plans for the annual event which is only three weeks away.

The family friendly two day festival, celebrating their 34th year, will be held August 21 and 22, 2015 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park and will feature more than 100 craft and business vendors, the area’s largest antique and classic auto show, kids activities, amusement rides, live music and other special attractions. Our food vendors offer a variety of delicious festival food items and specialties with some new offerings.

Spring Water Festival accepting applications

Organizers of the 34th Annual Spring Water Festival are accepting craft vendor applications for the two day festival in August.

Any local vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or the Spring Water Festival website at www.springwaterfestival.com.

For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email watkinsb@anderson1.k12.sc.us.

Local businesses are also invited to have a display to promote their business at the festival.

Business displays should contact Dianne Lollis at 864-847-5743 or by email at missetta@charter.net.

The festival will again feature one of the upstate’s largest antique and classic auto shows, being sponsored by the Williamston Fire Department. To register contact Steve Ellison at 864-847-4950. There will be awards in a number of categories.

Spring Water Run taking a break

Due to other committments and the need for a break by our race organizer, there will not be a Spring Water Run this year. Organizers hope to have the 5K run event return for the 2016 Spring Water Festival.

Austin Webb to headline Spring Water Festival entertainment

Austin Webb will be performing a special “homecoming show” in his hometown of Williamston, SC, headlining the 2015 Spring Water Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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Since winning a song writing contest in Greenville and moving to Nashville in 2011, Webb signed a publishing deal with Red Vinyl Music and a recording deal with Streamsound Records, co-owned by Grammy-winner and famed music producer Byron Gallimore. Gallimore produces Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland and others.

With Streamsound, Webb released his debut single, “It’s All Good”, in December 2012. The song debuted at number 53 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in February 2013.

His second single, “Slip On By”, was released in July 2013 and peaked on the Billboard Country Airplay chart at number 40 in early 2014.

In December 2013, Webb made his debut National Anthem performance at the Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field.

In March 2014, Webb’s third single “Raise ‘Em Up” was released and debuted at number 58 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

His latest single, “All Country on You” recently reached Top 40 status on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and is getting airplay across the country and locally on WSSL radio.The song was written by Mark Irwin, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, who also collaborated on hits including Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and Tyler Farr’s “Redneck Crazy.”

The song takes a different approach to the topic of women-done-wrong, taking the perspective of a man who’s learned the hard way not to cross a country girl.

Webb has performed four times on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

Austin Webb will headline entertainment Saturday on the Amphitheater Stage. Saturday’s entertainment will also feature Royal Scotsmen Band, Blue Sky Band, Jake Bartley Band and others to be announced soon.

Spring Water Festival now accepting applications

Organizers of the 34th Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting craft vendor applications for the two day festival in August.

Any local vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or the Spring Water Festival website at www.springwaterfestival.com.

For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email watkinsb@anderson1.k12.sc.us.

Local businesses are also invited to have a display to promote their business at the festival.

Business displays should contact Dianne Lollis at 864-847-5743 or by email at missetta@charter.net.

The festival will again feature one of the upstate’s largest antique and classic auto shows, being sponsored by the Williamston Fire Department. To register contact Steve Ellison at 864-847-4950. There will be awards in a number of categories.

 

 

2015 Spring Water Festival Information Coming Soon!

Organizers of the 34th annual Spring Water Festival are now making plans for the two day festival which will be held August 21 & 22, 2015. Arts, Crafts, Business and Non-Profit Displays, Car Show, 5K Spring Water Run, Live Entertainment on Amphitheater, Gospel and Children’s Stages and much more! Please check back in the future to see the latest information on the festival.

Now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Water Festival!

Organizers of the 34th Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting craft vendor, business and non-profit applications for the two day festival in August. Dates for this year’s festival are August 21 & 22, 2015.

Any local vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or the Spring Water Festival website at www.springwaterfestival.com.

For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email watkinsb@anderson1.k12.sc.us.

Local businesses and non-profit organizations are also invited to have a display to promote their business or organization at the festival.

Business and non-profits should contact Dianne Lollis at 864-847-5743 or by email at missetta@charter.net.

2015 Craft Vendor Application

2015 Craft Vendor Guidelines

2015 Business Application

2015 Business Guidelines

2015 Non-Profit Application

2015 Non-Profit Guidelines

 2015 Non-Profit (Selling) Application

 

 2015 Book Author Application

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