Spring Water Festival special attractions

There will be a number of special attractions this year including the Clemson Tiger and a living statue depicting the town’s founder West Allen Williams. Don’t be startled if the statue begins to move, or talk! Upstate Service Solutions will have a misting tent available to help visitors stay cool.

Spring Water Festival offers variety of food

The Spring Water Festival offers a wide selection of food items that festival goers are sure to enjoy. Eleven food vendors, some local and some not, will offer their specialties.
There will festival favorites including Philly Cheese Steaks, Bratwurst, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs,  Barbecue Pork, Chicken, Ribs and Sandwiches to Chili Chees Fries,Fried Mac & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and more.
Specialties include Filipino Cuisine with pork or chicken BBQ on a stick, and Mexican favorites Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas and Nachos.
If you are looking for something sweet that you don’t find everyday, there will be funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos and chocolate dipped cheesecake. Cool and sweet items at the festival include homemade ice cream, milk shakes and shaved ice. Other delicious festival snacks include kettle corn and boiled and roasted peanuts.

Spring Water Festival announces entertainment

Entertainment on the Amphitheater Stage Friday, Aug. 26 will include Beach, Motown and Party Music on Friday with local favorites, The Royal Scotsmen Band and Odyssey. Upstate Service Solutions will be giving out free glow bracelets at the Amphitheater stage on Friday evening.

Entertainment on Saturday will feature Blue Sky, Tom Fisch and Wilson Banjo Company. Christian Country Gospel group Eternal Vision will headline entertainment on Saturday. The group is celebrating their first number one song on the Power  Source Christian Country Top 100 playlist. “More About My Lord” was written & arranged by Lead Singer, Michael Shannon Shelby,
There will also be an all day gospel stage and children’s stage this year.

Spring Water Week starts Saturday

The 36th Annual Spring Water Festival  will begin a week early this year with the AnMed 5K Spring Water Run being held this Saturday, Aug. 19. The run is sanctioned as an RRCA Grand Prix event. The 5K open race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1 mile fun run at 7:45 a.m. AnMed Health is sponsoring the event and will provide drinks and snacks for runners.
There is still time to sign up for the run. Pre-registration ends on August 18. Packet pickup and pre-registration will be held on Friday, (Aug. 18) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 29 Pelzer Ave. in Williamston.
Spring Water week will also include a Tailgate & Tents
Total Solar Eclipse viewing event beginning at noon on Monday, Aug. 21 on the ballfields behind the Williamston Municipal Center.
Later in the week, the Spring Water Festival will begin on Friday, (Aug. 25) evening at 6 p.m. with food, rides, craft and display vendors.

 

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.
The Eclipse will be the first total eclipse in the U.S. since 1979 – and the first one to travel coast-to-coast in almost 100 years. The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the U.S. coast to coast was in June 1918 according to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, D.C.  The path for observing totality is only 70 miles wide. Local residents only have to be outdoors to observe the total solar eclipse when the event happens.
The Town of Williamston, Envision Williamston and the Palmetto Business Association will host a Tailgate & Tents Solar Eclipse Viewing Event in downtown Williamston beginning at 12 noon on Monday. The town’s ballfield area located behind Town Hall will be an official event viewing site for the once in a lifetime solar eclipse. The town is perfectly positioned for people to observe and record the historic event, experts say. Organizers invite everyone in the area to bring a tailgate tent, chairs, food and drinks and tailgate with friends and family while enjoying fun activities from 12 noon until 4 p.m. There will be lawn games, music provided by Formal Affair DJ Chris Wagner, a fire truck water spray provided by The Williamston Fire Department, drawings for prizes,  Ice Cream and Sno-Cone vendors, eclipse information and free Eclipse viewing glasses while they last.
There will also be a tent set up for a limited number of people who do not have one.

AnMed Health Spring Water Run this Saturday – Aug. 21

The 36th Annual Spring Water Festival  will begin a week early this year. The AnMed Health 5K Spring Water Run is being held this Saturday, Aug. 19, one week before this year’s Spring Water Festival.
Race organizer Michael Vickery said the race was moved up a week so that it would not conflict with the Midnight Flight race held in Anderson.
This year Vickery said he is hoping more runners will participate in the 2017 Spring Water Run which is sanctioned as an RRCA Palmetto USA T&F certified event. The 5K open race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1 mile fun run at 7:45 a.m. AnMed Health is sponsoring the event and will provide drinks and snacks for runners.

Spring Water Festival 2017 – Coming Soon!

 

SpringWater Logo 2010

August 25 & 26 – 2017

Mineral Spring Park – Williamston, SC

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

Entertainment and Schedules to be announced soon!
Check back for updates.

All Registration and Applications are now posted!

Spring Water 5K Run Registration/Application

 

Spring Water 5K Run Application

The 2017 5K Spring Water Run will be held on Saturday, August 19, one week before this year’s Spring Water Festival.
The one mile Fun Run will also be returning.

Entry fee for the Spring Water Run is $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the race. Pre-registration ends on August 18.  Entry fee for ages 12 and under for the Spring Water Fun Run will be free. Shirts will be $10.
The one mile fun run will be held at 7:45. The 5K open race will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Registration will be held on the day of the run, August 19 between 6:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. in the parking lot beside McDonald’s in downtown Williamston.
Packet pickup and pre-registration will be held on Friday, Aug. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 29 Pelzer Ave. in Williamston.
Online registration can be done at go-greenevents.com/springwater5k.
Registration forms are also available at The Journal or email michaelvickery7@gmail.com

 

Spring Water Festival now accepting vendor applications

Organizers of the 36th Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting vendor, display and run applications for the two day festival August 25 & 26, 2017.
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 Beth Watkins at 864-704-4502 or email watkinsb@anderson1.k12.sc.us.
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 missetta@charter.net.
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 Steve Ellison at 864-844-7107 or email wfd100@att.net. Also online at www.williamstonfire.com. There will be awards in a number of categories.
The 5K Spring Water Run will be a featured attraction and will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, the Saturday before the festival. The run is sanctioned as an RRCA Grand Prix event. The 5K open race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a 1 mile fun run at 7:45 a.m.
The course includes city streets and country roads with rolling hills. Splits will be called at the one and two mile mark and water stations will be on the course.
Spring Water week activities will also include a Tailgate and Tents Solar Eclipse viewing event on Monday, Aug. 21 on the ballfields behind the Williamston Municipal Center.
Additional registration information and forms are available online at www.springwaterfestival.com.
Entertainment for the festival will be announced soon, organizers said.

Spring Water Run August 19, 2017

The 2017 5K Spring Water Run will be held on Saturday, August 19, one week before this year’s Spring Water Festival organizers said this week. Race organizer Michael Vickery said the race was moved up a week so that it would not conflict with the Midnight Flight race held in Anderson. Two years ago there was no Spring Water Run and organizers of the Midnight Flight moved their date, which had been the Friday after the Spring Water Festival, up a week. Until then many runners participated in the Spring Water Run as training for the Midnight Flight the following week. Vickery organized the SWR last year, and due to the Midnight Flight being the night before, many runners who normally participate in the SWR did not.
This year Vickery said he is hoping more runners will participate in the Spring Water Run. The one mile Fun Run will also be returning he said. The run is RRCA Palmetto USA T&F certified. AnMed Health is a run sponsor.

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