SWF Auto Show now accepting registration

The 2017 Spring Water Festival will again feature one of the upstate’s largest antique and classic auto shows hosted by the Williamston Fire Department and Sponsored by McDonalds, Clinkscales Chevrolet and Tri-City NAPA Auto Parts. To register contact Steve Ellison at 864-844-7101 or email wfd100@att.net. Also online at www.williamstonfire.com. There will be awards in a number of categories.


The antique and classic auto show is held on West Main Street in front of Mineral Spring Park in Historic Downtown Williamston, SC. Hundreds of custom vehicles line the street, surround the Williamston Fire Department and line the new Mineral Spring (Auto) Trail from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on festival day.

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2017 Spring Water Festival Forms and Applications

Organizers of the 36th Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting craft vendor, business and non-profit applications for the two day festival in August. Dates for this year’s festival are August 25 & 26, 2017.

Any local vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or download/print from the Spring Water Festival website at www.springwaterfestival.com.

For more information on crafts contact Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email watkinsb@anderson1.k12.sc.us.

Local businesses and non-profit organizations are also invited to have a display to promote their business or organization at the festival.

Business and non-profits should contact Dianne Lollis at 864-847-5743 or by email at missetta@charter.net.

2017 SWF Forms and Applications

Craft Vendor Application

Craft Vendor Guidelines

Business & Non-Profit Display Application

Business & Non-Profit Display Guidelines

Spring Water 5K Run Application


Spring Water Festival 2017 – Now Making Plans


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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.

Thanks for visiting the Christmas Park in Historic Williamston!

Thanks for visiting the 2016 Christmas Park in Historic Williamston.

We are now making plans for the 2017 Spring Water Festival to be held August 25 & 26, 2017.

Check back for updates!

Christmas Park Opening Nov. 26, 2016

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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!

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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
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:



Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsors:




 Clinkscales Cheverolet – Belton, SC


McDonalds of Williamston



Tri-City Napa Auto Parts – Pelzer, SC


Spring Water Festival Entertainment 2016




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Entertainment Schedules



Spring Water Festival Schedules 2016

Amphitheater Stage Entertainment – Friday, August 26, 2016

Royal Scotsmen Band – 6 pm
Carolina Coast Band – 8 pm

Amphitheater Stage Entertainment – Saturday, August 27

Blue Sky Band – 11 am
Odyssey – 1 pm
Break – 3 -4pm
Shelby Raye Band – 4:15 pm
T. G. Sheppard – 6 pm

Gospel Stage Entertainment – Saturday, August 27

Opening Ceremonies for 35th Annual Spring Water Festival – 9:40 am
Stone River  – 10:15 am
Craig Ledford – 10:45 am
Living Truth – 11:15 am
Keith Kanipe – 11:45 am
Three Seeds – 12:15 pm
Catlin Tierce – 12:45 pm
Chosen Few – 1:15 pm
Image – 1:45 pm
Gary Hart and Hartstrings – 2:15 pm
Jack Roper Magic Show – 3 pm
Moriah Akin – 3:45 pm
Eternal Vision – 4 pm

Shelby Raye Band to perform at Spring Water Festival

 The Springwater Committee announced this week that The Shelby Raye Band will be the opener for T. G. Sheppard at the 35th annual Spring Water Festival.

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Shelby Raye is an up and coming teen singer from Chapin SC who is already making a name for herself across the state. She is one of four Carolina Country Music Fest CCMF Battle of the Band Winners who performed at the three day music festival in Myrtle Beach in June.

She has a passion for music of all genres and will perform covers of current favorites by some of the top female country artisits and some of her own.

According to her bio, Shelby Raye is not your typical teenager. She’s a mature, strong-willed young woman whose passion for music of all genres has burned a hole in her soul which she consistently seeks to fill with new experiences and sounds. Since she was two years old, Shelby Raye has been performing on one level or another.

In 2013, she decided she was ready to begin pursuing music as a legitimate career. Her journey has taken her from karaoke bars, to USO Events, to being one of the opening acts for Sheryl Crow at The First Flush Festival in May of 2015.

She is currently working on her very first EP featuring all new original material; a project spawned by her recent trip to Nashville where she was able to sit in with Nashville Singer-Songwriter J Edwards in many venues around Broadway.

The Shelby Raye Band includes Shelby Raye on vocals and acoustic guitar, Daniel Ruple on lead guitar and acoustic guitar, Seth Boone on drums, Tim Jordan on bass guitar, Derek Bickley on rhythm guitar and Ashleigh Reeves backup vocalsSeth Boone, Tim Jordan and Daniel Ruple.

There is no stopping this pint-sized powerhouse vocalist who strives to bring her unique style and quirky personality to the masses. But don’t let that pretty face and melodic voice fool you – this young lady knows exactly where she’s going and she won’t let anything stand in her way.

She’s often quoted as saying “There is no Plan B. Music is the only focal point I know”. We believe her. Stay tuned for more great things from Shelby Raye.

Winner: Lex Factor 2013
Winner: Okra Idol 2013
Winner: Irmo Middle School Talent Show 2013
Winner: Beaufort Water Festival Talent Show 2014
Winner: Lake Murray Idol 2014
Winner: CCMF Battle of the Bands Road to the Beach 2016