2022 Spring Water Festival Craft Vendors


Elyssa Maddox – Jill of All Trades (Williamston) –
Custom Tumbler, Resin Art
Chase Maddox – Maddog’s BBQ Co (Williamston) –
BBQ Sauces and Rubs
Alma Crawford – Craft Needles and Threads (Pendleton) –
Bears, Pocketbooks, Jewelry, Dish Cloths, etc
Noel Martin Noel’s Crafts N Creations (Williamston) –
Earrings, Bracelets, car hangers, keychains, t-shirts, etc
Carrie Moon CTM Designs (Williamston) –
tumblers and tshirts
Tammy McClure – Rylee Woods Designs (Inman)
Beaded jewelry, clay earrings, totes, keychains, necklaces, etc
Renee Bailey (Hodges) –
Skillet handles, wood design,tumblers, hand towels, etc
Emily Johnson – South Carolina Chic (Greer) –
tshirts, earrings, bookmarks, tea towels, games etc
Danielle Beecher – DRK Creations (Pelzer) –
Ceramics, tees, tumblers, crochet animals
John & Sarah Collins – Modern Forestry Events (Easley) –
100% Pure Soy Candles
Kimberly Baldwin – K&KCrafts (Ware Shoals) –
Tumblers, signs, bibs, towels, car tags, etc
Brandee Lewis (Williamston) – quilts, aprons, napkins, pillowcases, etc
Mark Jones – Getcha Tye Dye On (Inman) –
Tye Dye apparel
Johnny Greene (Easley) – abstract photos
Cynthia Cox – CC’s Intuitive Creations (Easley) –
wreaths, decorated rounds, seasonal decor
Lillian Ballentine (Pendleton) –
quilts, pillowcases, table toppers, adult bibs, etc
Juan Velasquez – Angelina Latina’s Designs (Taylors) –
loomed bracelets, ethnic jewelry
Madison Lurrie – Fresh Sniffs (Greenville) –
freshies….car fresheners
Patty Walker – Patty Pours Paint (Anderson) –
applied poured paint canvas
Cierra Hutton – Earring Meadows (Belton) –
artisan earrings, necklaces, pendants.
Ann Hadden (Greenwood) –
wooden scarecrows, pumpkins, wreaths, flower arrangements, etc.
Cindi Whitten – Car Bags by Cindi (Belton) –
cloth car bags
Beverly Sutton (Easley) –
wreaths, microwave and kitchen items
Ana Nyeholt – Wick and Spice (Greenville) –
hand poured soy candles
Linda Poock – Lighthouse Crystal Jewelry (Williamston) –
handcrafted jewelry
Michael Harrison – Color Me Happy Face Painting (Tocca GA) –
face painting, hair color
Andy Addison – WAA Woodworks (Pelzer) –
wood flags decor
Shannon Tapp – Tapp’ Out Cannin (Greenville) –
chow chow, jam, jelly, BBQ sauce, etc
Doug Bullock – The Farm at Tumbling Shoals (Gray Court) –
Bourbon Barrel rings, spheres, cutting boards, etc
Vicki Vehorn – Mimi’s Home Made Soap (Anderson) –
homemade soap, body butter
Pegg Richey (Anderson) –
baby blankets, fabric crafts, seasonal decor, etc
Jennifer Craft (Elberton, GA) –
crystal jewelry, leather earrings, beadwork, etc
Dawn White (Bowman) –
dreamcatchers, jewelry, tumbled stones & crystals
Brittany Wallace – A Little Sheepy (Surf City, NC) –
crochet childrens items seasonal gifts
Kevin Jones – Splintered Raven Wood Designs (Anderson) –
wooden art, boxes, decor

Spring Water Run on Saturday Aug. 27


The 5K Spring Water Run is back. The run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27. Advance registration deadline has passed, however runners can still register on the day of the race.
The race will be timed and the overall top three male and female winners will receive prizes.
The course includes city streets and country roads with rolling hills. Food and drink will be provided for runners. The Williamston Police Department will secure all major intersections and paramedics will be on site.
The 5K open race will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee is $35 and includes a race shirt, bib, and timing chip. Advance registration deadline to receive a shirt is August 11.
Packet Pickup and registration begins at 6:30 am on race day in the parking lot beside McDonald’s in downtown Williamston.
All proceeds from the Spring Water Run go towards renovations for Mineral Spring Park.
Additional information including registration is available online at www.springwaterfestival.com and or email: Kellylanemoon@gmail.com

Williamston Fire Department Sponsors Auto Show


A tremendous display of antique and classic autos and trucks will surely delight enthusiasts during the 41st Annual Spring Water Festival. The show is being held at the Williamston Fire Dept. and on West Main St. in front of the park. It is being sponsored by Clinkscales Chevrolet in Belton and the Williamston Fire Department.
Organizer Williamston Fire Chief David Huff said he is expecting more than 100 antique autos, street rods, customs, trucks and other special vehicles to be on display.
The show will feature the town’s 1936 Chevrolet Fire Engine. Vehicles from outside the local area are also expected.
This year there will be a $500 Cash Give-a-Way to registered entries, $100 each hour. Registration will be $20 with awards to the top 25, plus six specialty awards. Owners may register their vehicles between 8 a.m. and noon on festival day.
Persons interested in displaying a customized vehicle, antique or tractor in the show can register on festival day.
Specialty awards include Best Original, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Truck, Best Street Rod, Best Rat Rod, Mayor’s Choice, and The Will Drake Memorial Award. Trophies are a special design. A new award, the Steve Ellison Memorial Award was added in 2021.
The fire department will also offer $1 rides on the restored 1936 Chevrolet fire engine.

Spring Water Festival Features FREE Parking


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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 with detours on Ida Tucker, Cherokee Rd. and Mauldin or Academy, Broad, Gossett, Williams and Mill Streets. No streets will be closed on Friday, Aug. 26.
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 Armory Fitness (old Armory) on Gossett Dr. – Public Parking is available in the field area adjacent to the Armory which how houses Armory Fitness, with short walk to craft and food area of the festival.
Municipal Center – Limited parking will be available in the parking lot located behind town hall.
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.
CRAFT VENDORS
Crafters will have designated parking at the corner of Gossett Dr. and West Main and with public parking at the Armory on Gossett Dr.
BUSINESS/DISPLAY VENDORS
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.
VENDOR SETUP
Friday, Aug. 26 – 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. The Park will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27 – 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 8 a.m. Main St. will reopen at 4 p.m. The park will remain closed to traffic until the festival ends at 4 p.m.
Business/Display and Non-Profit Vendors are asked to leave their displays set 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.
OTHER NOTES
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 Dr. Signs will direct crafters to Gossett St. for unloading and parking on festival day. Registration will be in the Gazebo.
Business/Display and NonProfits who set up Saturday must register at the shelter in the center of the park.

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 now accepting applications


Organizers of the 41st Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting vendor, display and car show applications 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.
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.

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

 

Spring Water Festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

The 40th Annual Spring Water Festival will be held this Friday and Saturday, August 27 & 28 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.

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.

The 2021 Spring Water Festival will kick off on Friday evening with live music by Blue Sky Blues Band and the Carolina Coast Band.

The Carolina Coast Band features some of the Upstate’s most talented professional musicians. Included are Joey Werner, the band’s manager plays keyboards and is a lead vocalist having performed with many artists, including early stints as a drummer with the original members of the Swingin’ Medallions”. Frank Wilkie is bass guitarist and toured internationally with The Marshall Tucker Band, Rickey Godfrey Band, and Garfeel Ruff Band. Kym McKinnon is lead guitarist and lead vocalist and toured nationally with Nappy Brown. Big Tez Sherard is on drums and lead vocals and tours frequently with National Artist, Edwin McCain. Tez has worked with other artists such as Darius Rucker, and The Tams.
Alan Nowell is on saxes, woodwinds, and vocals. Rhonda McDaniel, Ten year CBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and recording artist with several #1 Hits, adds talents of both vocals and keyboards to give the band a great shag and beach music show.
Rickey Godfrey of Nashville, TN, is on guitar, keyboards, and lead vocals. Rickey is an beach and blues artist and the recipient of many CBMA awards including a song of the year and male vocalist of the year. He took the Blues Artist award for the City of Nashville in 2018. Ron Davis will be on trumpet.

Ten special selected food vendors will offer a variety of delicious festival food items and specialties. Beer and wine will be available at this years festival.

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 Revue, Odyssey Band & Show and the Brooks Dixon Band. (See information and schedule below)

New this year will be a Golf Cart parade at 5 p.m. Carts will meet in the Town Square Center parking lot at 4:30 for staging. Carts will parade through downtown and West Main St. entering the park near the fire department and park near the Amphitheater Stage.

ABC Amusements will bring a variety of new rides. Wrist bands for unlimited rides will be sold Friday evening.

Alive Wesleyan Church will provide an expanded area of free children’s games and activities with a foam pit, golf course and games. 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.

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.

Festival visitors are reminded to social distance.

Parking and admission is free. Additional details and entertainment schedules are included in a Special Program Tabloid in this week’s Journal and on the festival website at www.springwaterfestival.com.

 

Spring Water Festival 2021 Entertainment

Carolina Coast Band

Carolina Coast Band
The Carolina Coast Band originated in the Upstate of SC in 2013 and began building its nucleus in the Carolina Beach Music market by assembling a staff of regionally and nationally acclaimed musicians that, as individuals, has achieved many awards in the industry. 
The band delivers a combined 90 years of experience in Beach, Motown, R&B, and Oldies music to satisfy the demands of today’s party requests. Their popularity continues to grow as they span the East Coast of the US performing and promoting Carolina Beach Music, R&B, and Party Music. 
The band is a member of the Carolina Beach Music Association, (CBMA), and is current 2018 recipient of “The Rising Star” Award received at the CBMA Awards Ceremonies at Alabama Theater in North Myrtle Beach in November.
Joey Werner, the band’s manager plays keyboards and is a lead vocalist having performed with many artists, including early stints as a drummer with the original members of the Swingin’ Medallions” as well as many others throughout the years.
Frank Wilkie is bass guitarist and toured internationally with The Marshall Tucker Band, Rickey Godfrey Band, and Garfeel Ruff Band, where they landed in a movie.
Kym McKinnon is lead guitarist and lead vocalist and toured nationally for 15 years with Nappy Brown, famous blues artist.
Big Tez Sherard is on drums and lead vocals and tours frequently with National Artist, Edwin McCain, and has worked with other artists such as Darius Rucker, and The Tams.

Alan Nowell is on saxes, woodwinds, and vocals. He has toured with several bands including The Out-of-Towners Band. Ron Davis will be on Trumpet.

Rhonda McDaniel, Ten year CBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and recording artist with several #1 Hits, joined the band in 2016 and has added her talents of both vocals and keyboards to give the band a great show of shag and beach music. 
Rickey Godfrey of Nashville, TN, joined the band in 2018 on guitar, keyboards, and lead vocals. Rickey is the recipient of many CBMA awards in the early 2000’s, including song of the year, and male vocalist of the year. Not to mention he took the Blues Artist award for the City of Nashville last year.
The Band travels the East Coast US from Myrtle Beach, Edisto Beach, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington, DC, Jacksonville, FL, Panama City, Florida, and Georgia, sharing their fun with their many fans throughout the east coast.
The Taxslayer Gator Bowl, a nationally televised New Year’s Day College Football Game in Jacksonville, Florida, featured The Carolina Coast Band for their 2014 New Year’s Eve Party during pre-game activities.
 
Contact Carolina Coast Band on Facebook or www.Carolinacoastband.com for your next event!!!

Blue Sky Blues Band

Blue Sky Blues Band
The Blue Sky Blues Band is a local blues/rock band from Piedmont that boasts some of the area’s top local talent. Featuring Ian Alerre on drums, Steve Myers on bass, and Adam Lindsley on guitar and vocals. They will perform a variety of classic blues and rock songs with a few originals mixed in.

Andrew Crawford and Brandi Colt

Crawford Colt
(Andrew Crawford – Brandi Colt)

Somewhere between the mountain sounds of Appalachia and the spirit of traditional country music, you’ll find Brandi Colt and Andrew Crawford. The duo began as two songwriters getting together playing song swaps and writers rounds, but with the realization of how well their individual sounds fit together and with so many requests for duo performances, the next natural step was to form an act, now tagged, “Crawford Colt”. Crawford Colt has already shared the stage, opening shows for established artists like Sunny Sweeney, Josh Morningstar, Clint Park, 49 Winchester, and Creed Fisher with upcoming performances this year supporting artists like Little Texas, Alex Williams, Billy Don Burns, Kayla Ray, and more!

They are currently writing and recording their first album together, but you can listen to their solo projects on all major streaming platforms.

 

Easton Gowan

Easton Gowan
Easton Gowan is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Williamston, S.C., who has been playing a musical instrument since he was six years old. His passion for music led him to write his first original song, “My Bail” at the age of 16. He just recently recorded his original song at the legendary Capricorn Studio in Macon Georgia.
Gowan won Anderson County’s first-ever virtual singing competition that raised more than $40,000 for the United Way of Anderson County and will perform at Celebrate Anderson 2021 and on WSPA’s Your Carolina show
He was a featured singer in the concert, CLASSIC COUNTRY at MillTown Players for three shows recently where every show was sold out and is part of the NewSpring Fuse middle and high school band in Anderson, S.C.
Easton recently opened up for RCA Nashville recording artist Niko Moon at Mercer University in Macon Georgia.
He also is opening for Nashville recording artist John Michael Montgomery at Celebrate Anderson on Labor Day.

 

 

Marvin King Revue

Marvin King is a well-known blues guitarist from Upstate South Carolina. He has also played with gospel acts.
He plays his own music from his albums, ‘The Calling’ and ‘Huge In Europe,’ and includes some mini-tribute sets to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan set, and maybe a Rolling Stones set.
The Marvin King Revue is a three-piece band with Tommy Bryan on drums, John Brookshire on bass, and King. “I like a trio because you have to fill up that void,” he said. “All three forces have to come together to make it sound full because obviously you don’t have a keyboard or a rhythm guitar filling all those gaps.” We welcome Marving King back to the Spring Water Festival.

Marvin King

Odyssey Band And Show
Odyssey is a seasoned local Party band based out of Williamston. They perform many genres of music including Pop, Shag, R&B from the 70s to current. They have performed at many festivals in the Upstate including The Spring Water Festival. The Spring Water Festival welcomes them back to the Amphitheater Stage on Saturday night.

Odyssey

Brooks Dixon

Brooks Dixon Band

Brooks Dixon began performing his original music as a student at Clemson University first taking the stage in 2012. Dixon’s acoustic performances lead to the recording of his first EP, the independently released “Stone Pile” in 2014.

 

Upon graduation of college, Brooks returned to his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, where he quickly gained momentum playing the local bars and coffee shops, drawing comparisons to Folk-Pop icons James Taylor and Ray LaMontange. After meeting fellow Greenville Singer-Songwriter Sara Middleton. The two teamed up with other Greenville players to form the group “Brooks Dixon & The Noble Sound”. Shortly after, they found themselves performing their unique soulful harmonies for thousands at Downtown Alive. Dixon set out to Nashville to record a second EP “Weather the Storm” in early 2016. In large part, due to the band, Dixon found his songs taking on a fuller more robust Americana tone.

“Weather the Storm” lead to new heights for Brooks and the band, as they found their way on stage at numerous regional festivals and clubs throughout the Southeast. Shortened in name and members, the “Brooks Dixon Band” found cohesion with a 5 piece group, Dixon on vocals and guitar, Giffin’s smooth harmonies and occasional lead vocals, Shane Byler on the Drums, Ross Krieg on the Saxophone, and Bennett Dixon on the bass. The group hit the studio in early 2017 and released their first band single “Good Intentions” a song featuring a more upbeat take on Dixon’s songwriting.

In early 2018, Dixon released “White Roses” a 5 song EP drenched in Americana style. Utilizing a talented group of Nashville musicians, it presents a softer, more rustic side of Dixon’s songwriting and was met with acclaim by such blogs as Saving Country Music, Adobe & Teardrops, Wave of Good Noise, and Sleep Music. Despite this change in style, the continued success of the funky-folky-rock band, and the addition of Jake Watson on bass, lead to the beginning of a new debut album from the Brooks Dixon Band, titled “Pocketful of Dreams”. Set to release in late 2019, this album presents a fun, upbeat style meant to capture the essence of the Brooks Dixon Band’s live performances.

Brooks Dixon Band