Spring Water Festival Auto Show accepting applications

The 2018 Spring Water Festival will again feature one of the Upstate’s largest antique and classic auto shows hosted by the Williamston Fire Department. To register contact Steve Ellison at 864-844-7101 or email wfd100@att.net. Also online at www.williamstonfire.com. There will be awards in a number of categories.

Spring Water Festival 2018 Applications

Organizers of the 37th 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 24 & 25, 2018.

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

For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email swfcrafts@gmail.com or 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.

2018 SWF Forms and Applications

Craft Vendor Application

Craft Vendor Guidelines

Business & Non-Profit Display Application

Business & Non-Profit Display Guidelines

5K Spring Water Run Application – (Run information coming soon)

2018 Spring Water Festival

Coming Soon!

August 24 & 25 – 2018

Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC
 State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC

Arts & Crafts  5K Spring Water Run     Mineral Spring Trail Walk (New)
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

Spring Water Festival 2018

The Springwater Committee is currently making plans for the 2018 Spring Water Festival which will be held Friday and Saturday, August 24 & 25, 2018!

We look forward to seeing you then.

Christmas Park 2017

Christmas Park Opening Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6 pm!

Opening night ceremonies and lighting of the Christmas Park will be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., at the Amphitheater Stage in Mineral Spring Park, State Hwy. 20, Historic Williamston, SC.
There will be special holiday music and Santa Claus will be arriving on the town’s antique 1936 Fire Engine and visiting with children in the Scout Hut. Pastor Jon Feusse of Midway Bible Church will have the opening prayer and members of the church will be caroling and serving hot chocolate and cookies to help visitors keep warm while strolling through the Christmas park enjoying lights and decoration and watching special entertainment.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be given out by the Boy Scouts on weekends during December and during the week before Christmas.
Santa will be in the Scout Hut from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 25-26, Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3, Dec. 7-10 and Dec. 14-23.
The Christmas Park has been a holiday attraction in the upstate since 1958. It is a joint effort by local citizens and the town to convey the Christmas spirit through a unique collection of holiday lights and displays.
Each year, local businesses, churches, civic groups, the Springwater Committee and The Town of Williamston contribute by placing original displays and 1000s of lights in Mineral Spring Park.
Visitors come from all over the upstate and surrounding states to circle slowly along the drive or walk the paths viewing lighted displays. A visit with Santa in the Boy Scout Hut is a treat for the children, and parents!
The Pelzer-Williamston Jaycees are credited with originating the Christmas Park idea 59 years ago. They saw it as a “Christmas parade that stands still.” The idea soon became the local tradition that area residents look forward to during the Christmas season.
The lighting of the park will include the opening of Deck the Halls in Williamston’s Municipal 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 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday season.

The Williamston Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 9 at 3 p.m. The theme will be “Keep Christ in Christmas”.

Spring Water Festival 2017



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August 25 & 26 – 2017

Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC
 State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC

Arts & Crafts  5K Spring Water Run     Mineral Spring Trail Walk (New)
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 – 11 Food Vendors
Live Bands – 17+ Gospel groups
125 + Car Show entries – Antique Fire Truck exhibit – Fire Truck Rides
All Events – Rain or Shine
No alcohol – No coolers – No Pets – No bicycles, No Skate Boards


Event & 5K Spring Water Run Sponsor

Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsors:

2017 Spring Water Festival Entertainment Schedules

2017 Spring Water Festival Entertainment Schedule

Friday 6 pm – 10 pm
6 pm – The Royal Scotsmen Band
8 pm – Odyssey

Saturday Amphitheater Stage
9:00 am – Blue Sky Blues Band
10:30 am – Tom Fisch
12 noon – Wilson Banjo Company
2:00 pm – Eternal Vision

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
9 am – Opening Ceremony on Park Center Stage (Gospel stage)

Gospel Stage Entertainment
10:00 am – Craig Ledford
10:30 am – David Earl Lawson
11:00 am – Jerry Maples
11:30 am – All For Him
12:00 noon – Living Truth
12:30 pm – The Harts
1:00 pm – The Chordsmen Quartet
1:30 pm – Gary Hart & Hartstrings

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Don’t Miss Eternal Vision on the Amphitheater Stage

Children’s Stage
10 am – Upstate Dance
11 am – Buttons the Clown
11:45 am – Tom Fisch
12:45 Jack’s Drum Shack

Beach, Blue Grass, Gospel and more live music at Spring Water Festival


The 36th Annual Spring Water Festival will begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with food, rides, craft and display vendors.
Entertainment on the Amphitheater Stage will include Beach, Motown and Party Music on Friday with local favorites, The Royal Scotsmen Band and Odyssey.
Odyssey is a seasoned party band that performs many genres of music and specializes in old school and current R&B, Blues and Beach Music. Odyssey band members include: Stanley Gilchrist, lead vocal; Janice Gray, background vocals; Brenda Harris, background vocals; Alfred Doddson, drums; Alvin Sullivan, bass guitar; Cecil Gray, MD/ keys/ background vocals; Barney Hampton, guitar and Basil Harris, guitar/background vocals.

The Royal Scotsmen Band is a group of veterans who display a genuine enthusiasm for their music and share and include the audience in the fun they have in their performances.
Led by Ed and Joe Chambers, joined by sister Kim, the group performs Beach classics, as well as original radio hits from their own CD’s. Rounding out the group is Cheryl Bryson and Judd Terrell on keyboards, Mike Smith on guitar, while Keith White lays down the beat on his drums. Paul Fitzgerald, sax, and David Vandenburg, trumpet, add their brassy riffs to the mix.

Amusement rides will be oriented toward younger children this year, organizers said. Unlimited ride bracelets will be offered at $10 per bracelet on Friday
Upstate Service Solutions will be giving out free glow bracelets at the Amphitheater stage on Friday evening.
Spring Water Festival hours on Saturday will be 9 am to 4 pm.
Entertainment on Saturday will feature Blue Sky Blues Band, Tom Fisch and Wilson Banjo Company. Christian Country Gospel group Eternal Vision will headline entertainment on Saturday.
Eternal Vision is an exciting and energetic group hailing from Knoxville Tennessee that has been a favorite of Gospel music fans for more than 25 years. The group is known for a progressive sound that is still respectful to the “old standards” that Gospel music fans have come to love.
The group is celebrating their first number one song on the Power Source Christian Country Top 100 playlist. “More About My Lord” was written & arranged by Lead Singer, Michael Shannon Shelby.

Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving Bluegrass band from Upstate South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, Banjo picker & Master Luthier.
The band was initially formed to promote Steve’s custom made banjos but has since expanded when their debut EP attracted a surprising amount of attention after its initial release to radio.
Personnel in Wilson Banjo Co. include Steve Wilson on banjo, Joey Newton on guitar, Sarah Logan on fiddle, Brandon Couch on Mandolin, Rob Walker on bass and Dylan Armour on Dobro, with each member contributing on vocals.
As a performing band, they endeavor to deliver an energetic display of traditional bluegrass music, backed by the notorious drive that Wilson Banjo Co. fans have come to know and love. Their humor and entertaining banter on stage reflects a level of cohesiveness and professionalism not easily attained by young bands.
There will also be an all day gospel stage and children’s stage this year.

Tom Fisch will return for an acoustic show on the Amphitheater Stage and a sing-along for kids on the children’s stage. Audiences enjoy his warm, appealing style, diverse range of material and talent.

Jack’s Drum Shack, Buttons the Clown and Upstate Dance will also perform on the Children’s stage.
Gospel Stage includes Craig Ledford, David Earl Lawson, Jerry Maples, All For Him, Living Truth, The Harts, The Chordsmen Quartet and Gary Hart & Hartstrings.

For more information, the 2017 Spring Water Festival Program Tabloid can be found in The Journal this week and will be available during the festival.

SWF offers childrens entertainment and activities

The Guthrie Grove Church will again sponsor the Duck Pond Game for children at the Spring Water Festival. This free activity allows children the opportunity to try their luck in our kids ponds filled with rubber ducks and friendly fish. They will be located beside the Long Shelter in the center of the park. come by and enjoy the fun!
Tom Fisch from Hendersonville, NC will also entertain on the childrens stage. Tom will be performing songs from his CD “Songs For Kids” which is full of familiar traditional favorites including Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round The Mountain. and Somewhere Over The Rainbow. It also includes newer classics like The Wheels On The Bus, Baby Beluga, and Going To The Zoo.
Tom will perform on both the Children’s Stage and the Amphitheater Stage.
Also appearing on the children’s stage, Buttons the Clown, Upstate Dance and Jack’s Drum Shack.
This year the Spring Water Fesitval is bringing Will & Kris Amusements back and they are bringing new rides catered to the little ones.