Spring Water Festival now accepting 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 upstateā€™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.