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Spring Water Festival accepting vendor applications

Organizers of the 37th Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting vendor, display and run applications for the two day festival August 24 & 25, 2018. Hours for the festival this year will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Any local craft vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or online at the Spring Water Festival website at
For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email
Local businesses, and non-profits 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
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 864-844-7107 or email Also online at There will be awards in a number of categories.
The 5K Spring Water Run will be a featured attraction and will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25. The run is sanctioned as an RRCA Grand Prix event. The 5K open race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1 mile fun run at 7:45 a.m.
The course includes city streets and country roads with rolling hills. Splits will be called at the one and two mile mark and water stations will be on the course.

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 will return for the 2016 Holidays


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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. 26, 2016 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.


Christmas Park schedule


The Williamston Christmas Park and Deck the Halls in the Municipal Center (Town Hall) are in full swing for the holiday season. Broken Spokes Wagon Service from Sandy Springs will be providing horse drawn carriage rides from Town Hall through the Christmas Park on weekends and during the weeks closer to Christmas from 5:30 pm to 9 pm and Sunday afternoons tentatively from 4 to 9pm. Santa will be in the Scout Hut from 6-9pm on Thursday-Sunday Dec 4-7; and Thursday thru Tuesday Dec 11-Dec 23. Professional photos will be available at a price.

Christmas Park opening

Opening night ceremony for lighting of the Christmas Park and Deck the Halls is Saturday, November 29 at 5:50 p.m. in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Williamston Mayor Mack Durham, Pastor Jon Feusse of Midway Bible Church in Pelzer will participate. Santa will arrive around on Williamston Historic 1936 Fire Truck at 6 p.m.

Thank You For Making the 2014 SWF A Success!

Join us August 21 & 22, 2015 for the 34th Annual Spring Water Festival!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out on one of the hottest days of the summer to attend the 2014 Spring Water Festival!

Read about the 2014 Spring Water Festival – One of the hottest



Spring Water Festival this weekend!

Award winning country music singer/songwriter Lucas Hoge will headline the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival coming this Friday and Saturday, August 22-23 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
The festival will also 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 including a 5K walk and fun run.

Sirius XM now playing Lucas Hoge’s new single

Sirius XM The Highway is now playing Lucas Hoge’s new single Flip Flops He will be On The Horizon each weekend on channel 56. Hoge recently celebrated the world premiere release of the new single which is described as a sizzlin’ summertime tune (released in alliance with Reviver Records and Sony Red Distribution). It is a “beachy keen” tune with a good-timin’ groove. The infectious new track (co-written by Hoge and JD Wood) paints a radiant picture of warm winds, hot skin, tan lines and bikini tops. The “feel-good-allover” track basks in Hoge’s vocals—as crystal clear as the Caribbean blue-green waters. “This track is upbeat, fun and truthful,” Hoge says on his website. “My buddy had the idea for the song title and I wanted the message to reflect my life on the farm in comparison to the first time I saw the ocean.

Hoge says, the line “this girl on my arm has never seen a farm and she couldn’t believe I’d never been to the ocean’ is written from a chapter of my life 10 years ago. That ‘girl’ became my wife and when she heard I’d never seen the ocean, she made flight reservations that very day for us to head to the west Coast!”


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