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Spring Water Festival 2017 – Coming Soon!


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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

Entertainment and Schedules to be announced soon!
Check back for updates.

All Registration and Applications are now posted!

Spring Water 5K Run Registration/Application


Spring Water 5K Run Application

The 2017 5K Spring Water Run will be held on Saturday, August 19, one week before this year’s Spring Water Festival.
The one mile Fun Run will also be returning.

Entry fee for the Spring Water Run is $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the race. Pre-registration ends on August 18.  Entry fee for ages 12 and under for the Spring Water Fun Run will be free. Shirts will be $10.
The one mile fun run will be held at 7:45. The 5K open race will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Registration will be held on the day of the run, August 19 between 6:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot beside McDonald’s in downtown Williamston.
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.
Online registration can be done at
Registration forms are also available at The Journal or email


Spring Water Festival now accepting vendor applications

Organizers of the 36th Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting vendor, display and run applications for the two day festival August 25 & 26, 2017.
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. 19, the Saturday before the festival. 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.
Spring Water week activities will also include a Tailgate and Tents Solar Eclipse viewing event on Monday, Aug. 21 on the ballfields behind the Williamston Municipal Center.
Additional registration information and forms are available online at
Entertainment for the festival will be announced soon, organizers said.

Spring Water Run August 19, 2017

The 2017 5K Spring Water Run will be held on Saturday, August 19, one week before this year’s Spring Water Festival organizers said this week. Race organizer Michael Vickery said the race was moved up a week so that it would not conflict with the Midnight Flight race held in Anderson. Two years ago there was no Spring Water Run and organizers of the Midnight Flight moved their date, which had been the Friday after the Spring Water Festival, up a week. Until then many runners participated in the Spring Water Run as training for the Midnight Flight the following week. Vickery organized the SWR last year, and due to the Midnight Flight being the night before, many runners who normally participate in the SWR did not.
This year Vickery said he is hoping more runners will participate in the Spring Water Run. The one mile Fun Run will also be returning he said. The run is RRCA Palmetto USA T&F certified. AnMed Health is a run sponsor.