Festival Entertainment to be announced soon

The Spring Water Festival Committee will annouce entertainment for the 2014 festival soon!

SWF accepting vendor applications

Organizers of the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival are now accepting craft vendor application for the two day festival in August.

Any local vendor interested in participating in the event can pick up an application and guidelines at The Journal office or 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 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.

2014 SWF Display forms

2014 SWF Display Application

2014 SWF Non-Profit (selling)

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Spring Water Festival 2014 Auto Show Information

The Williamston Spring Water Festival features antique and classic autos and trucks. A variety of awards are given out to participants. The auto show is being held at the Williamston Fire Dept. again this year as a part of the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival.

More than 150 vehicles are expected. Antique autos, street rods, customs, trucks and other special vehicles will be displayed.

The show also features the town’s restored 1936 Chevrolet Fire Engine and the Williamston Fire Department offers rides on it!

To regisgter your ride, Contact Steve Ellison at 864-844-7101 or email at wfd100@att.net


2014 Run Forms

Register Now for the 2014 Spring Water Run – Saturday August 23, 2014!

2014 Spring Water Run Form Page 1

2014 Spring Water Run Form Page 2

2014 Spring Water Run Map

2014 SWF Craft forms

2014 Spring Water Craft Vendor Guidelines

2014 Spring Water Craft Vendor Application

2014 funding remains at previous level

Williamston Town Council recently declined to increase funding for the 2014 Spring Water Festival.

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2013 Festival enjoyed sunny skies, cooler temps

Visitors to the 32nd annual Spring Water Festival, August 2013 enjoyed cooler temperatures and sunny skies, making it one of the more pleasant and enjoyable festivals, organizers said.

“A good crowd and a steady crowd enjoyed the festival on Saturday,” Festival Chairman David Meade said.

Attendance estimates by police, fire and committee members were around 7000 to 8000 people attended the festival. Those who attended spent money on festival food, craft items and amusement rides for children.

“It wasn’t our largest crowd but those who came seemed to really enjoy it this year,” Meade said.

Holloway headlines 2013 Spring Water Festival


Loretta Holloway headlined the 2013 Spring Water Festival!

Loretta Holloway, a jazz/contemporary and R&B singer. Holloway is known as South Carolina’s “First Lady of Song.”

She has appeared in showrooms in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, opening for headliners including Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg and others.

Holloway was presented to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in a Royal Command Performance in Australia and has performed in China, Thailand, Egypt, Japan and Russia. Boxing fans have seen Holloway in major arenas singing the National Anthem prior to fights by champions Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya.

Holloway has appeared on theatrical stages, TV and movies.

She starred in the New York off-Broadway production of “Mama I Want To Sing II,” and her movie credits include, Pure Country, with George Strait, and Elvis and Me. She also sang the sound track for the United Artist movie release of “Black Jack.” Holloway will star as herself in the upcoming movie “Clipped Wings, They Do Fly” written and produced by William Michael Barbee.

Holloway also appeared on local TV in the CW TV show, “The Bishop’s Wife.” She appeared on stage at the Spring Water Festival last year, performing as a guest singer with Mac Arnold.

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Spring Water Festival to feature beach, blues, variety of music

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The 2013 Spring Water Festival will include a variety of entertainment during the two day event which will be held Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.

Friday night will feature “Beach Music” with the Original Out-of-Towners Band.

Joey Werner and Tony Kennedy, two of the founding members of the group, continue to perform under the revised name. The band will provide nonstop, energetic Carolina beach and shag music as well as party music and oldies on the opening night of the Spring Water Festival.

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