Photo courtesy of Spring Water Festival
When August rolls around in Williamston, SC, it’s time for the Spring Water Festival at Mineral Spring Park. This year’s event will be held August 22 and 23.
The two-day festival is held rain or shine and all events are free. Activities include arts and crafts; live music; a Gospel music showcase; Beach, Blues and Country music; free children’s activities; amusement rides; Spring Water 5-K Run; 1-mile fun run; antique car and fire truck shows; and great food. Scheduled performers will include the Original Out of Towners Band, Angela Easterling, Blue Sky Band and more.
Williamston was named for West Allen Williams, who discovered a natural mineral spring on his property. The town developed around this “miracle” mineral spring, whose water was believed to have healing properties and made the town a popular health resort in the early 1800s. Located State Highway 20, just off I-85 between Anderson and Greenville. For more info, visit springwaterfestival.com.