Two Favorites Are Back! Fishing Tournament and Cruise In Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

March 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Show cars were a crowd favorite last year

Show cars were a crowd favorite last year

Two favorites—the Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In—are back this year at the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival, May 5, 2018.

Bass Fishing Tournament
Anglers who want to show their fishing abilities can sign up for the 5th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The Tournament will be held May 5, the same day as the popular Festival. Check-in is at 6 a.m. that day with weigh-in held in downtown Johnston shortly after 2 p.m.

The entry fee is $50 and is limited to 20 boats. This Tournament is pond fishing and for Jon Boats only. Payback is based on 20 boats on the five-fish limit Tournament, including a first place prize of $400, second prize of $240, and third prize of $160, along with $150 for the largest bass and $50 for the second largest.

Entry deadline is May 3.

For a complete list of rules and to enter, please call Cindy Sullivan, 803-275-2594.

Cruise In
Now in its third year, the Festival will feature a Cruise In.
The Cruise In will bring in many interesting and exciting vehicles for participants to enjoy. Some of the cars will be in the parade, which starts at 10 a.m., then the cars will be available for viewing through about 3 p.m. in the Johnston Municipal Parking Lot.

Those who want more information or are interested in participating should contact Tony Friar, 803-640-2593, Debora Friar, 803-640-2595, or email In addition to vintage cars, the Cruise In is also looking for old motorcycles or antique tractors as well.

The popular Festival is also taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of event in these areas:

  • Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832

Last year, thousands of patrons descended on Johnston to enjoy the day set aside to honor the peach industry, which has been so important in the development of the area. Each year, the Town goes all out with the Festival to remind citizens about the peach industry and to open its arms to visitors.

The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization, sponsors the Festival. The Corporation works to aid the community in areas such as economic development, education, recreation, historic preservation, tourism, scientific and cultural opportunities, and continued promotion of Johnston.

To learn more about the Festival or the Johnston Development Corporation, visit the website at

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