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.
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.
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.
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
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. Continue reading