Category Archives: SWF NEWS

Spring Water Week starts Saturday

The 36th Annual Spring Water Festival  will begin a week early this year with the AnMed 5K Spring Water Run being held this Saturday, Aug. 19. 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. AnMed Health is sponsoring the event and will provide drinks and snacks for runners.
There is still time to sign up for the run. Pre-registration ends on August 18. Packet pickup and pre-registration will be held on Friday, (Aug. 18) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 29 Pelzer Ave. in Williamston.
Spring Water week will also include a Tailgate & Tents
Total Solar Eclipse viewing event beginning at noon on Monday, Aug. 21 on the ballfields behind the Williamston Municipal Center.
Later in the week, the Spring Water Festival will begin on Friday, (Aug. 25) evening at 6 p.m. with food, rides, craft and display vendors.

 

Spring Water Festival 2017 – Now Making Plans

 

SpringWater Logo 2010

Now Making Plans for

August 25 & 26 – 2017

Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC

 State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC

Thanks For Making the 2016 Spring Water Festival a Success! We are now making plans for the 2017 Festival planned for Friday August 25 and Saturday August 27, 2017! Check Back in Early Spring For Updates.

Christmas Park Opening Nov. 26, 2016

christmas park 

Christmas Park_-12BethBldres

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.

 

Thanks for making the 2016 Spring Water Festival a success!

The 2016 Spring Water Festival held over the weekend of Aug. 26 & 27 was a tremendous success! Thanks to all of the vendors, performers, displays, businesses, volunteers, runners, walkers, Town of Williamston, Williamston Police Department, MedShore EMS and most of all to the people of Williamston and the surrounding areas who came out to enjoy the activities and supports us!

 

See you next year – August 25 & 26, 2017

Spring Water Festival 2016 Welcome!

SpringWater Logo 2010

August 26 & 27 – 2016

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
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
All Events – Rain or Shine
No alcohol – No coolers – No Pets – No bicycles, No Skate Boards

 

Event, 5K Spring Water Run and Mineral Spring Trail Walk Sponsor:

anmedhlthbk

 

Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsors:

Clinkscales1 

 

Clinkscales2

 Clinkscales Cheverolet – Belton, SC

McDonalds500x500

McDonalds of Williamston

 

NAPApng

Tri-City Napa Auto Parts – Pelzer, SC

 

Spring Water Festival Entertainment 2016

rsz_tg_photo_high_res_2013

TG SHEPPARD

 

george herron photography   (30 of 45)

SHELBY RAYE BAND

 

EternalVision1

ETERNAL VISION

Carolina Coast Band Press Photo

CAROLINA COAST BAND

RoyalScotsmen2016

ROYAL SCOTSMEN BAND

Entertainment Schedules

 

 

Spring Water Festival 2016

SpringWater Logo 2010

2016

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
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
All Events – Rain or Shine
No alcohol – No coolers – No Pets – No bicycles, No Skate Boards

 

Event, 5K Spring Water Run and Mineral Spring Trail Walk Sponsor:

anmedhlthbk

Event and Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsor:

Clinkscales1 

 

Clinkscales2

 

Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsors:

McDonalds of Williamston

Tri-City Napa Auto Parts

 

T. G. Sheppard to headline Spring Water Festival entertainment

rsz_tg_photo_high_res_2013

The Williamston Springwater Committee announced this week that “classic country artist” T. G.. Sheppard will headline entertainment for the 35th annual Spring Water Festival which will be held August 26 & 27 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. T. G. Sheppard has 21 number one hits and is ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time which according to Spring Water Festival Chairman David Meade, “has made him one of the most popular  performers on tour today.”

“We are excited to have T. G.. Sheppard headline this years entertainment,” Meade said. “With a show full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”,”I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,”Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time”, T. G. Sheppard is sure to bring a show that country music lovers will appreciate and enjoy.”

“T. G. Sheppard has a reputation as a solid performer and is one of the great Legends in country music. We are looking forward to having him perform at our festival,” Meade said.

Spring Water Festival announces entertainment

The Williamston Springwater Committee announced this week that “classic country artist” T. G. Sheppard will headline entertainment for the 35th annual Spring Water Festival which will be held August 26 & 27 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.

T. G. Sheppard has 21 number one hits and is ranked among the top 100 country artists of all time which according to Spring Water Festival Chairman David Meade, “has made him one of the most popular performers on tour today.”

“We are excited to have T. G. Sheppard headline this years entertainment,” Meade said. “With a show full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”,”I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,”Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time”, T. G.  Sheppard is sure to bring a show that country music lovers will appreciate and enjoy.”

The festival will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday evening (Aug. 26) with live music, festival food, craft vendors and children’s rides. Friday night will feature beach music with the Royal Scotsmen Band and Carolina Coast Band.

There will be live music and entertainiment all day on the amphitheater stage beginning at 10 a.m. and a free concert on Saturday evening (Aug. 27) at 6 p.m. featuring “Classic Country Legend” T. G. Sheppard.

There will be entertainment all day Saturday on the amphitheater stage beginning at 10 a.m. NASKA National Champions Gregory Rowe and Kimber Bentley will demonstrate the skills that have led them to national titles competing in the North America Sport Karate Association (NASKA). Buttons the Clown and other kids entertainment is also scheduled.

Music will begin at 11 a.m with the Blue Sky Band, Odyssey, Shelby Raye Band and T. G. Sheppard at 6 p.m.

Gospel Stage Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and includes: Stone River, Craig Ledford, Living Truth, Keith Kanipe, Three Seeds, Catlin Tierce, Chosen Few, Image, Gary Hart and hartstrings, Jack Roper Magic Show, Moriah Akin, and Eternal Vision.

Spring Water Festival seeking volunteers

Organizers of the 35th Annual Spring Water Festival are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s festival. The festival is seeking church groups or other organizations or individuals to help with children’s entertainment/activities. Any one interested is asked to email Dianne Lollis at missetta@charter.net.

SWF organizers are also looking for local singers or performers for a small number of time slots on the Amphitheater stage. Anyone interested is asked to email David Meade at editor@thejournalonline.com.

The Spring Water Festival is also looking for several people to help with general assistance to the committee heads of the festival including crafts area, business displays, entertainment, traffic and vendor unloading. Anyone interested is asked to email David Meade at editor@thejournalonline.com