Living Statue to depict founder West Allen Williams

Bob Seymore STATUARY
Living Statue
Depicting Williamston Founder West Allen William
Visitors to the Spring Water Festival should be on the look out for a living statue depicting the town’s founder West Allen Williams. Don’t be startled if the statue begins to move, or talk! Bob Seymore of Atlanta will bring the fantastic world of STATUARY to Williamston for the 2017 Spring Water Festival. This detail driven living statue company, has brought a full range of entertainment to its guests for over 4 years. Bob has been performing world classic pantomime for over 42 years and has performed at many events throughout the southeast. He has a developed eye for detail with each of his living statue characters, capturing the realism look of metal or stone.

Spring Water Festival parking information

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.
PUBLIC PARKING
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
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.

Spring Water Festival special attractions

There will be a number of special attractions this year including the Clemson Tiger and a living statue depicting the town’s founder West Allen Williams. Don’t be startled if the statue begins to move, or talk! Upstate Service Solutions will have a misting tent available to help visitors stay cool.

Spring Water Festival offers variety of food

The Spring Water Festival offers a wide selection of food items that festival goers are sure to enjoy. Eleven food vendors, some local and some not, will offer their specialties.
There will festival favorites including Philly Cheese Steaks, Bratwurst, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs,  Barbecue Pork, Chicken, Ribs and Sandwiches to Chili Chees Fries,Fried Mac & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and more.
Specialties include Filipino Cuisine with pork or chicken BBQ on a stick, and Mexican favorites Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas and Nachos.
If you are looking for something sweet that you don’t find everyday, there will be funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos and chocolate dipped cheesecake. Cool and sweet items at the festival include homemade ice cream, milk shakes and shaved ice. Other delicious festival snacks include kettle corn and boiled and roasted peanuts.

Spring Water Festival announces entertainment

Entertainment on the Amphitheater Stage Friday, Aug. 26 will include Beach, Motown and Party Music on Friday with local favorites, The Royal Scotsmen Band and Odyssey. Upstate Service Solutions will be giving out free glow bracelets at the Amphitheater stage on Friday evening.

Entertainment on Saturday will feature Blue Sky, Tom Fisch and Wilson Banjo Company. Christian Country Gospel group Eternal Vision will headline entertainment on Saturday. The group is celebrating their first number one song on the Power  Source Christian Country Top 100 playlist. “More About My Lord” was written & arranged by Lead Singer, Michael Shannon Shelby,
There will also be an all day gospel stage and children’s stage this year.

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 Week includes Solar Eclipse event

Williamston, and surrounding area, is directly in the center of the path of the rare solar eclipse that will take place during a three hour period on Monday, August 21.
In Williamston the partial phase of the eclipse of the sun will occur at 1:09:15 pm and total eclipse will start at 2:37:59 pm. Observers in Williamston will see approximately 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total eclipse. Partial Eclipse ends at 4:09 p.m.

AnMed Health Spring Water Run this Saturday – Aug. 21

The 36th Annual Spring Water Festival  will begin a week early this year. The AnMed Health 5K Spring Water Run is being held this Saturday, Aug. 19, one week before this year’s Spring Water Festival.
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.
This year Vickery said he is hoping more runners will participate in the 2017 Spring Water Run which is sanctioned as an RRCA Palmetto USA T&F certified 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.

Spring Water Festival 2017 – Coming Soon!

 

SpringWater Logo 2010

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 go-greenevents.com/springwater5k.
Registration forms are also available at The Journal or email michaelvickery7@gmail.com