Planning underway for 41st Annual Spring Water Festival


Organizers of the 41st Annual Spring Water Festival are in the process of planning for the two day festival, August 26 & 27, 2022. Hours for the festival this year will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The year’s festival will feature several new attractions which will be announced soon, said Festival Chairman David Meade.

Organizers are looking for local gospel groups interested in performing on the Gospel Stage during the festival on Saturday, August 27. If interested call Catlin Tierce at 864-318-5993.
The festival will feature free kids activities, amusement rides, more than 50 vendors, antique and classic auto show, fire truck rides, festival food, live music and other special attractions.
The 5K Spring Water Run is also returning, Meade said. Details and registration forms will be available soon.

Organizers are currently accepting vendor, display and car show applications for the festival.
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 www.springwaterfestival.com.

For more information on crafts contact Joy Zapada by email at swfvendor@gmail.com
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 missetta68@gmail.com.

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 David Huff at 864-625-1281 or email wfdchief@williamstonsc.us. Also online at www.williamstonfire.com. There will be awards in a number of categories.

Additional information will be announced soon.
Check for updates on the festival at www.springwaterfestival.com

Spring Water Festival August 26 & 27, 2022

The 41st Annual Spring Water Festival will be held Friday and Saturday,
August 26 & 27, 2022 in Mineral Spring Park in Williamston SC

The two day festival will feature free kids activities, amusement rides, more than 50 vendors, antique and classic auto show, live music and other special attractions.

The festival will feature a variety of performers on the Park’s Center Stage and the Amphitheater Stage.

Organizers are in the process of making plans for the festival and will be posting 2022 application forms for Craft Vendors and Business Vendors on our website soon!

More Announcements will be coming soon!

The Spring Water Festival Features:

Arts & Crafts  Live Music  Gospel Music Showcase
Free Children’s Activities  Amusement Rides
Antique Car Show   Festival Food  Exhibits Souvenirs   
50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 10 Food Vendors
Live Music on 2 stages
125 + Car Show entries – Antique Fire Truck exhibit – Fire Truck Rides

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING

2022 SWF Applications

Craft Vendor Application
Craft Vendor Guidelines 
Business and Non-Profit Application
Business and Non-Profit Guidelines

 

Festival Sponsors

In addition to the Town of Williamston, sponsors for the 2021 Spring Water Festival include Clinkscales Chevrolet, Golden Grove Farm and Brew and The Journal. Golden Grove Farm and Brew is located 115 Krim Rd., in Piedmont. Visit their website to find out what is being served from an ever-rotating tap selection and fresh food menu. They also offer live entertainment. https://farm&brew.com or call (864) 356-1097. Hours are Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm; Friday; 3pm – 10pm and Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
Clinkscales Chevrolet is located at 6301 Us 76 in Belton.

SWF T-shirt design by Thomas Addison

The 2021 Spring Water Festival T-Shirt features the Town’s Historic 1936 Fire Truck along with the Spring House Gazebo and Mineral Spring Park sign. The design is by local artist Thomas Addison who has donated time and talent to the festival through the years. The shirt is also dedicated to the memory of Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison who passed away earlier this year. Other souvenirs available this year included a limited number of Spring Water Festival ballcaps and other items. Souvenirs will be available at the Spring Water Festival souvenir tent in the craft area of the festival. A limited supply of previous festival T-shirts will be available at special prices. Don’t leave the festival without your Spring Water Festival souvenir.

2020 Spring Water Festival Event Cancelled

After much consideration, organizers of the 2020 Spring Water Festival announced today that the August 21 and 22 event will be cancelled.
 
Chairman David Meade said that with lingering concerns with COVID and due to the ages of the Springwater Committee members and health concerns of three key members and some support people, and the safety of the community, it is in the best interest to cancel this year’s festival.
 
“It just wouldn’t be safe for most of our committee members, and others, at this time,”
 
“I wish we could have it, the 39th year, but it isn’t meant to be,” Meade said.
 
Hopefully when we get over this COVID  situation, we can look at resuming in 2021.
 
Thanks to all of of our visitors, vendors and organizers for your support of the Spring Water Festival and hope to see you soon!
 
David Meade
Chairman
Spring Water Festival

Spring Water Festival 2020 Coming Soon!

The SPRING WATER FESTIVAL 2020

 

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CANCELLED

SPRING WATER FESTIVAL
August 21 & 22, 2020
Mineral Spring Park

Williamston, SC

State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC

Arts & Crafts  Live Music  Gospel Music Showcase
Free Children’s Activities Amusement Rides
Spring Water 5K Run  1 Mile Fun Run
Antique Car Show   Festival Food  Exhibits Souvenirs   

Directions to Festival
From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy.8 to Pelzer (Exit 32)
Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston

50 plus Crafters – 50 plus Display Vendors – 12 Food Vendors
Live Music on 3 stages
125 + Car Show entries – Antique Fire Truck exhibit – Fire Truck Rides

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
All Events – Rain or Shine
No alcohol – No coolers – No Pets – No Bicycles, No Skate Boards

 

2020 Business & Non-Profit Display Application
2020 Business & Non-Profit Guidelines

2020 Craft Vendor Application
2020 Craft Vendor Guidelines

2020 5k Spring Water Run Application

2020 Festival Brochure

Special presentation to honor Jean Taylor during Spring Water Festival

The Town of Williamston will place a plaque in honor of Jean Taylor on the covered bridge in Mineral Spring Park during the Spring Water Festival Saturday. A special ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. to unveil the plaque on the bridge which is  a favorite place she likes to sit. Taylor’s popular social media page “I’m from Williamston” has items of interest and photos related to the Williamston area. Mayor Mack Durham said was recognition for the “good works you have done providing a positive voice in our community.

 

Souvenir T-Shirt features Mural Art

The 2019 Spring Water Festival T-Shirt is white with blue logo and features the Envision Williamston mural design by Thomas Addison. Addison’s mural design of “Unbroken Chain of Mineral Spring Water”, was brought to life by Palmetto High Art students Kerrigan Campbell and Rebecca Stephen, under the direction of Art teacher Gregg Davis, for Envision Williamston. The mural was the fifth placed in Williamston over the last year and can be seen on the side of the building located across from Calvary Church and near the new Anderson Drive “Gateway Welcome Sign”.  The full color print T-shirts are $15. Also available will be a Spring Water Festival ballcap, coffee cups and water bottles. Souvenirs will be available at the Spring Water Festival souvenir tent in the craft area of the festival.
 A limited supply of previous festival T-shirts will be available at special prices.
Don’t leave the festival without your Spring Water Festival souvenir.

Spring Water Festival special attractions

A display of unique and original pottery will be on exhibit in the Williamston Municipal Center Exhibit Hall during the Spring Water Festival. The pottery production is a joint venture between Anderson master potter Ross Bryant and local artist/ art teacher Thomas Addison, and features a pottery glaze that is unique to the local area. The glaze on the pottery pieces is a homemade mixture which is created from the “chalybeate” or mineral spring water collected from the mineral spring in the park. The color on the pottery is derived from the high concentration of iron carbonate, which has been a well-known feature of the spring since its discovery in the late 1830’s by West Allen Williams.

There will be a Little Miss and Master Spring Water Festival Pageant held Aug 24th in the Municipal Center Auditorium. This is a fundraiser pageant for The Mill Town Players and Spring Water Festival projects. Deadline for entry is Monday, August 19.
The pageant is for girls ages are 0-18 boys age 0-7. Entry fee is $35. No pageant dresses needed. Only a summer dress or summer outfit. Every participant receives a crown. For info sheet and application please email wking5670@charter.net or call 2300157.

Bob Seymore of Atlanta will bring the fantastic world of STATUARY back to Williamston depicting the town’s founder West Allen Williams.

The 2019 Spring Water Festival T-Shirt is white with blue logo and features the Envision Williamston mural design by Thomas Addison. Addison’s mural design of “Unbroken Chain of Mineral Spring Water”, was brought to life by Palmetto High Art students Kerrigan Campbell and Rebecca Stephen, under the direction of Art teacher Gregg Davis, for Envision Williamston. The mural was the fifth placed in Williamston over the last year and can be seen on the side of the building located across from Calvary Church and near the new Anderson Drive “Gateway Welcome Sign”.

Twelve food vendors will offer a variety of festival food and snacks. They are Holly’s Concessions, Mamacita, Danny Dogs, Mile High Sweet, Mile High Concessions, Road Runner, Wainani Shaved Ice, Mama’s Sweet Shoppe, Grandma’s Homemade Ice Cream, Hey Bo Sassy Sow BBQ, Hudson Peanut Company and Southern Smoke BBQ.

The annual festival returns with over 100 vendors featuring arts and crafts, exhibits and business displays, festival food, children’s activities and rides, 5K Spring Water Run, antique car show, and live entertainment.

More than forty vendors will be offering handmade, personalized and unique items for sale in the craft area at this year’s Spring Water Festival. There will also be a 5KSpring Water Run and car show sponsored by the Williamston Fire Department and Clinkscales Chevrolet.
Guthrie Grove Church will have a puppet show, games and other activities for children. Buttons the Clown will entertain with balloon art.
Hours for the festival this year will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.