Craft vendors from across the Upstate, and neighboring states, will offer a variety of items.

Spring House in Historic Mineral Spring Park - Take a sip of cool Mineral Spring Water!

Fun in every direction!

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Spring Water Festival

Country Music and Animal Planet TV star Lucas Hoge will headline entertainment on Saturday, Aug. 23

Amphitheater Stage comes alive with Beach Music on Friday, Aug. 22, featuring the Carolina Coast Band

 

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Spring Water Festival this weekend!

Award winning country music singer/songwriter Lucas Hoge will headline the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival coming this Friday and Saturday, August 22-23 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park.
The festival will also feature more than 100 craft and business vendors, the area’s largest antique and classic auto show, kids activities, amusement rides, live music and other special attractions including a 5K walk and fun run.

Friday Events

The festival will kick off on Friday with Beach Music by the Carolina Coast Band. This newly revised band will provide nonstop, energetic Carolina beach and shag music as well as a flavor of party music and oldies on the opening night of the Spring Water Festival.
The band is led by founding member and Williamston resident Joey Werner. Friday night entertainment will also feature a guest performance by five time CBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Rhonda McDaniel.

Saturday

The AnMed Health Spring Water Run is sanctioned as an RRCA Grand Prix event and will include a 1 mile fun run and 5K run on Saturday.
Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race. Pre-registration ends on August 21. Entry fee for the 1mile is $15. The 5K open race will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the one mile fun run will be held at 8:30 a.m.
Registration will be held on the day of the festival, August 23 between 6:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot beside McDonald’s in downtown Williamston.
More than 50 crafters vendors from three states will join local vendors to display and sell handmade items.
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 864-847-4950. There will be awards in a number of categories.
The Fire Deparment will offer rides on the restored 1936 fire truck, a festival favorite. Williamston’s historic Civil War cannon, “Miss Annie Lee” will be on display.

PACAC Reception and Open House

The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center (PACAC) will have special activities at their new home, the Artory, located on Gossett St.There will an a reception for artist Joel Yates on Friday night and an Open House on Saturday with demonstrations, Shag and other dance lessons, a Strings and Choral presentation, Portrait Paint presentation by Del Priore and story telling and more.
Fourteen local and specialty food vendors will offer a variety of delicious festival food items.

Entertainment

Music lovers are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a day of music. The festival features a variety of performers on three stages including a children’s stage, gospel stage and the Mineral Spring Park Amphitheater Stage.
The Amphitheater stage area has seen several recent improvements including a stage expansion, new dance area and sod. The Gist Rifle memorial has also been relocated.
Scheduled performers include Blue Sky Blues Band, The Royal Scotsmen Band, a special performance by “Patsy Cline” of the Mill Town Players, Angela Easterling and the Beguilers and nationally known country singer Lucas Hoge.
Hoge recently celebrated the world premiere release of a new single which is described as a sizzlin’ summertime tune. The single “Flip Flops” is now being played on Sirius XM’s The Highway.
Hoge has recorded three country albums, a Christian EP, had songs featured on two TV shows, starred in an HBO TV series, wrote a jingle for Lipton Tea and entertained and supported military troops and their families.
His song “If I Only Could” was featured on the Warner Brothers’ show Smallville.
His song “Give A Damn” is the theme song for the Great American Country (GAC) celebrity guide show, Tom’s Wildlife.
It was the first theme song GAC used for one of its TV shows and the music video stayed at number two in the top 25 videos on www.gactv.com for over two weeks.
Hoge’s debut album “Dirt”, won multiple music awards, including ‘Country Album of the Year’ at the Los Angeles Music Awards, which also named Hoge as Contemporary Christian Singer/Songwriter Of The Year for “Get The Door”.
He has appeared on TV with Faith Hill in the Sunday Night Football commercial campaign, with Toby Keith in his Christmas special and in a Mary Kay commercial with Danielle Peck and Jennifer Hanson.
Hoge had the leading role on the Animal Planet TV show ‘Last Chance Highway’ in 2010 where he was known as the country singer saving dogs. Hoge also penned and performed the shows theme song.
On the show he starred as himself, the singer / songwriter who has volunteered to help rescue dogs in the south and transport them north to their new forever homes.

Gospel Stage

The Gospel Stage will feature Craig Ledford; John Rothrock; Chosen Few; Keith Kanipe; Catlin Tierce; Heartstrings; Three Seeds; John Helmuth; Ron King; Roy Witherington; West Anderson Singers; Vessels of Praise; Echos of Mercy and Living Truth.

T-shirt design and more

A 2014 T-Shirt is available in lime green or blue and features a new Spring Water Festival logo that was developed through the town’s new Main Street Williamston program. The shirts will be available at the festival.
Parking and admission to the Spring Water Festival is free.

Information

The Journal will publish a Spring Water Festival Program Tab that will be in this weeks newspaper and available in Mineral Spring Park during the festival.

Sirius XM now playing Lucas Hoge’s new single

Sirius XM The Highway is now playing Lucas Hoge’s new single Flip Flops He will be On The Horizon each weekend on channel 56. Hoge recently celebrated the world premiere release of the new single which is described as a sizzlin’ summertime tune (released in alliance with Reviver Records and Sony Red Distribution). It is a “beachy keen” tune with a good-timin’ groove. The infectious new track (co-written by Hoge and JD Wood) paints a radiant picture of warm winds, hot skin, tan lines and bikini tops. The “feel-good-allover” track basks in Hoge’s vocals—as crystal clear as the Caribbean blue-green waters. “This track is upbeat, fun and truthful,” Hoge says on his website. “My buddy had the idea for the song title and I wanted the message to reflect my life on the farm in comparison to the first time I saw the ocean.

Hoge says, the line “this girl on my arm has never seen a farm and she couldn’t believe I’d never been to the ocean’ is written from a chapter of my life 10 years ago. That ‘girl’ became my wife and when she heard I’d never seen the ocean, she made flight reservations that very day for us to head to the west Coast!”

 

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2014 Festival Info

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Mineral Spring Park

Williamston, SC

 State Hwy. 20 just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville, SC
Arts & Crafts  Health Fair  Live Music  Gospel music showcase
Free Children’s Activities Amusement Rides 
Spring Water 5K Run  1 Mile Fun Run 
Antique Car Show  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 + Display Vendors – 14 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

Lodging Partner:

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For Special Event Room Rate
Contact H. M. Craft General Manager
Hampton Inn
Anderson Alliance Business Park Off Hwy. 81
Anderson, SC 29621
864.760.1000

Event and Spring Water Run Sponsor:

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Event and Spring Water Festival Auto Show Sponsor:

McDonalds of Williamston

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Lucas Hoge “Flip Flops” song/video just released

Country star Lucas Hoge just released his new hot summer song and video “Flip Flops” . . .

(Be one of the first to see and hear it)

Watch the new Flip Flops video

 

Lucas will headline the 2014 Spring Water Festival with a hot summer show at the Spring Water Festival, Saturday, August 23 at 6 p.m.

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Singer/songwriter Lucas Hoge to headline Spring Water Festival

 

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Award winning country music singer/songwriter Lucas Hoge will headline the 33rd Annual Spring Water Festival coming up August 22 and 23, organizers said this week.
Hoge has recorded three country albums, a Christian EP, had songs featured on two TV shows, starred in an HBO TV series, wrote a jingle for Lipton Tea and entertained and supported military troops and their families.

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Hailing from Nebraska, Hoge moved to Nashville and soon had his song “If I Only Could” featured on the Warner Brothers’ show Smallville.
His song “Give A Damn” is the theme song for the Great American Country (GAC) show Tom’s Wildlife, about an outfitting business which featured celebrity country star clients including Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.
It was the first theme song GAC used for one of its TV shows and the music video stayed at number two in the top 25 videos on www.gactv.com for over two weeks.

His debut album “Dirt”, received rave reviews, winning multiple music awards, including ‘Country Album of the Year’ at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, which also named Hoge as Contemporary Christian Singer/Songwriter Of The Year for “Get The Door”. He has appeared on TV with Faith Hill in the Sunday Night Football commercial campaign, with Toby Keith in his Christmas special and in a Mary Kay commercial with Danielle Peck and Jennifer Hanson.

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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2014 Spring Water Festival Auto Show Information

Spring Water Festival Auto Show sponsored by:

McDonald’s of Williamston

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 August 23, 2014 8 am – 3 pm

$500 cash give-away – $100 per hour to registered vehicles
Top 25 awards – PLUS Best Truck, Best Ford, Best Originl, Best Mopar, Best GM, Mayor’s Choice, Best Street Rod, Will Drake Award
Main St. Parking
50/50 drawing
52″ Flat Screen HDTV Give-W-Way

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

www.williamstonfire.com

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