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
The Spring Water Festival Committee is beginning to make plans for the 40th Annual Spring Water Festival which will be held August 27 & 28, 2021!
As of April 5 we are planning to hold our Spring Water Festival in August of this year.
Of course, this will depend on the coronavirus situation through the summer and into August, and local and state guidelines at the time. The Springwater Committee usually begins meeting in March/April to begin planning for our festival, so we should know by June where things are.
Since all activities will be held outside in Mineral Spring Park, we feel we can go by guidelines at that time regarding COVID-19, possible including social distancing and face masks by festival goers in more crowded areas. We may have to look at children’s rides to see what state guidelines are in effect later this year.
Our business and craft vendors most likely will be spaced out to every other normal space, allowing a 10-12 ft distance between each vendor.
This may reduce the number of spaces that will be available to vendors. We will be looking at that.
We are always looking for volunteers who would like to be a part of the festival and currently need at least 3 more people on our committee. If you or someone you know may be interested, please email SWF Chairman David Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org
A meeting of the Springwater Committee will be announced soon.
The Spring Water Festival is one of the longest running festivals in the Upstate.
This will be our 40th year – so we are planning to make it happen if we can!
2021 SWF Application Forms will be posted soon.
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!
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.
A tremendous display of antique and classic autos and trucks will surely delight enthusiasts during the 38th 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 Steve Ellison 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 should call (864) 844-7171, 847-4155 or 847-4950 for more information.
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.
The fire department will also offer $1 rides on the restored 1936 Chevrolet fire engine.
The Spring Water Festival offers a wide selection of food items that festival goers are sure to enjoy. From festival favorites and staples including Philly Cheese Steaks, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Polish Dogs, Corn Dogs, Barbecue Pork, Chicken, Ribs and Pork Chops to Chili Cheese Fries, Hot Wings, Shrimp, Fish, Tacos and more.
If you are looking for something sweet or something cool, there will be Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake, funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, fresh donuts, flavored snow ice and fresh squeezed lemonade.
And of course, boiled peanuts and cotton candy!
Vendors will also offer soft drinks, tea and water.
All of this and more can be found at this year’s Spring Water Festival!
Twelve food vendors, some local and some not, will offer their specialties. They are:
New – HOLLY’s CONCESSIONS – Hot Wings, Rib Eye Steak, Pork Chops, Fish and Shrimp.
MAMACITAS CARNITAS – Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos, Fruit Crepes.
DANNY DOGS – Hot Dogs, Polish Dogs, Fries.
MILE HIGH SWEETS – Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake, Strawberries, Grapes and Bananas.
MILE HIGH CONCESSIONS – Philly Steaks, Foot Long Corn Dogs, Chili Cheese Fries.
ROAD RUNNER – Funnel Cakes, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.
WAINAI SHAVED ICE – Three Sizes, Eight Flavors.
MAMA’S SWEET SHOPPE – Fancy Fresh Donuts.
GRANDMA’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM – Ice Cream.
HEY BO SASSY SOW BBQ – Pulled Pork & Pulled Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Cut Chili Cheese Fries.
HUDSON PEANUT COMPANY – Boiled Peanuts and Cotton Candy.
SOUTHERN SMOKE BBQ – Barbecue Pulled Pork, Ribs.
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 has been extended to this Thursday, Aug. 22 for entry. The pageant is for girls ages are 0-18 boys age 0-7 and no pageant dresses are needed. For information and application email email@example.com or call 230-0157.