Spring Water Festival returns August 27 & 28, 2021

The 40th Annual Spring Water Festival will be held August 27 & 28 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
The event celebrates the founding of the town that was once a popular tourist destination, with the state’s largest hotel, drawing people from across the state to enjoy the benefits of a mineral spring which reportedly had medicinal qualities. The spring around which the town was built still flows, offering visitors a cool, refreshing drink of spring water in Mineral Spring Park, one of the oldest public parks in the country.

The two day festival, after taking a year off during COVID, will feature free kids activities, amusement rides, more than 70 business and craft vendors, antique and classic auto show, live music and other special attractions.

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

The 2021 Spring Water Festival will kick off on Friday evening with live music by Blue Sky Blues Band and the Carolina Coast Band. Ten special selected food vendors will offer a variety of delicious festival food items and specialties.

On Saturday, activities will begin with an Opening Ceremony at 9:15 a.m. Music lovers are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a day of music and other activities.

Slated to perform are Easton Gowan, Andrew Crawford, Marvin King, Odyssey Band and Show and the Brooks Dixon Band.

New this year will be a Golf Cart parade. ABC Amusements will bring a variety of new rides. Alive Wesleyan Church will provide an expanded area of free children’s games and activities. Guthrie Grove Church will return with a puppet show, games and other activities for children.

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

Vendors from the Upstate and surrounding states will join local vendors to display and sell handmade items in the craft area while local and regional businesses and non-profits will provide information in the display section along the sidewalk.

The festival will again feature one of the Upstate’s largest antique and classic auto shows. There will be awards in a number of categories.

The Williamston Fire Department organizes the car show which features more than 100 vehicles and they will offer rides on the restored 1936 firetruck, a festival favorite.

Clinkscales Chevrolet in Belton is a sponsor of the car show.

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 followed by an After-Party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beer and wine will be available during the evening hours on both days of the festival.

The Spring Water Festival was organized in 1981 as a funding source for the town’s winter holiday attraction, the Christmas Park in December. Parking and admission is free. Additional details and entertainment schedules will be announced soon.

 

40th Annual Spring Water Festival set for Aug. 27 & 28, 2021

The 40th Annual Spring Water Festival will be Aug. 27 & 28, 2021 in Williamston’s
Mineral Spring Park. The Springwater Committee is excited that our two day outdoor festival will take place in August and in addition to celebrating our 40th year, this year’s festival will include new and exciting attractions, extended hours on Saturday and more entertainment.

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

2021 SWF Applications

Craft Vendor Application
Craft Vendor Guidelines (Please note the Craft guidelines form has an incorrect date in the first paragraph and will be updated soon, the rest of the information is correct)
Business and Non-Profit Application
Business and Non-Profit Guidelines

 

 

 

2018 Spring Water Festival

Coming Soon!

August 24 & 25 – 2018

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

Spring Water Festival 2017

THANKS FOR MAKING THE 2017 
SPRING WATER FESTIVAL A SUCCESS!!!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AUGUST 24 & 25, 2018

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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

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

 

Event & 5K Spring Water Run Sponsor

 
Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsors:

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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 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

Organizers are making plans for the 35th Annual Spring Water Festival

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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
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
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:

anmedhlthbk

Event and Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsor:

Clinkscales1 

 

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Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsors:

McDonalds of Williamston

Tri-City Napa Auto Parts