Plans underway for August festival

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Organizers of the Spring Water Festival, held in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park in August, are making plans for the event which will celebrate 31 years.

The festival will be a two day event, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 and continuing 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The festival will kick off on Friday with crafts, children’s rides, food and Beach Music by the Out of Towners Band. On Saturday, the fun will continue with the Spring Water Run, crafts and displays, auto show, fire truck rides, children’s entertainment and gospel music.

The amphitheater stage will feature Tom Fisch, Royal Scotsmen Band, Arvie Bennett, Jr., Austin Irby and Odyssey. Mac Arnold and Plate Full ’O Blues will headline the entertainment on Saturday.

Lots of other entertainment will be offered throughout the day including an all day gospel showcase and children’s entertainment.

The 5K Spring Water Run will feature more than 200 runners on a registered course. Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race. Registration forms are available in advance at The Journal and online at www.springwaterfestival.com or strictlyrunning.com.

For additional information contact Chris Bradberry at 864-420-3282 or email bradberry9600@msn.com.

Local businesses and non profits are invited to have a display at the festival to promote their goods and services. For more information contact Dianne Lollis at 847-5743.

Local crafters who would like to display handmade items for sale at the festival are also invited to participate. Contact Ellen Harvell at 847-5588.

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.

Additional infomation is available online, along with application forms at www.springwaterfestival.com.