Spring Water Festival less than three weeks away


The Spring Water Festival will be held Aug. 26 & 27 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park, one of the oldest public parks in the country. The two day festival will be celebrating their 35th year and features free kids activities, amusement rides, more than 100 business and craft vendors, antique and classic auto show and live music.

Music lovers are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a day of music and other activities. The festival features a variety of performers. There will be live music and entertainiment all day on the amphitheater stage Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and a free concert featuring nationally known “classic country artist” T. G. Sheppard at 6 p.m.

Activities will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday evening with live music, festival food, craft vendors and children’s rides. Friday night will feature beach music with the Royal Scotsmen Band and Carolina Coast Band.

The Williamston Fire Department offers rides on the restored 1936 fire truck, a festival favorite. Special selected food vendors offer a variety of delicious festival food items and specialties.

The Spring Water Festival celebrates the founding of the town that was once a popular tourist destination, drawing people from across the state to enjoy the benefits of a mineral spring which reportedly had medicinal qualities. Today the spring around which the town was built still flows, offering visitors a cool, refreshing drink of spring water.

The Spring Water Festival was organized in 1981 as a funding source for the town’s winter holiday attraction, the Christmas Park in December. The Spring Water Festival is held in Mineral Spring Park, State Highway 20, downtown Williamston, SC on the fourth weekend of August. Parking and admission is free. Additional information and entertainment schedules are available at www.springwaterfestival.com.

Spring to Life in Historic Williamston, SC.