For the 2017 Spring Water Festival, West Main St. will be closed from Gossett Drive to Minor Street from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Aug. 26. The Williamston Police Dept. recommends the following locations when looking for parking at this year’s festival.
Main St. in front of the Park will be blocked from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 with a detour on Minor, Cherokee Rd., Mauldin and Academy, Broad, Gossett, Williams and Mill Streets. No streets will be closed Friday, Aug. 25.
Behind Soccer Fields – Limited parking will be available in front of (from Main St.) and behind the soccer fields with access from Mauldin St. Festival goers parking in this area can easily walk under the Main Street bridge to the craft and food area.
The Artory (Armory) on Gossett St. – Public Parking available with short walk to craft and food area of the festival.
Minor St. – Ball Fields located behind the Williamston Municipal Center will be the primary parking lot and will be filled first, allowing visitors a quick and easy walk to all of the festival activities.
Handicap parking will be available with decal beside the Historic Depot on Main St. and in front of the Municipal Center from Minor St. and Main St.
Crafters will have designated parking at the corner of Gossett St. and Main and with public parking at the the Artory (former National Guard Armory).
Business and Display vendors will be given a parking pass during registration and will be allowed to park in designated parking just outside the rear gate entrance/exit with pass. The parking is provided courtesy of the Williamston Youth Academy.
Friday, Aug. 25 – Set up for craft, food and display vendors will be held prior to the festival start at 6 p.m. Vehicles leaving the park must be out by 5:45 p.m. Gates will be closed from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26 – No vehicles will be allowed in the park after 8:30 a.m. and any vehicle that is leaving the park must be out by 8:45 am officials said. Main St. will be closed to all traffic except auto show entries at 10 a.m. Main St. will reopen at 4 p.m. The park will remain closed to traffic until the festival ends at 8 p.m.
Business/Display and Non-Profit Vendors are asked to leave their displays up until 4 p.m. when they will be allowed back into the park area behind the Amphitheater to pack up their display items and leave. The festival officially ends at 4 p.m. this year.
Visitors are reminded not to park on private property or block entrances to homes or businesses in the area.
All vendors may set up on Thursday evening with festival representative approval or until 6 p.m. on Friday.
Craft Vendors may begin unloading at 6 a.m. Saturday on Gossett St. Signs will direct crafters to Gossett St. for unloading and parking on festival day.
Business/Display and NonProfits who set up Saturday must register at the shelter in the center of the park.