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

Two favorites – the Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In – are back this year at the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival, May 6, 2017.

Bass Fishing Tournament

Anglers weigh in their catch at last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Bass Fishing Tournament.

Anglers weigh in their catch at last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Bass Fishing Tournament.

Anglers who want to show their fishing abilities can sign up for the 4th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The Tournament will be held May 6, 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 4.

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

Cruise In

Show cars were a crowd favorite last year.

Show cars were a crowd favorite last year.

Now in its second 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 dff01@aol.com.

The popular Festival is also taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of the 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

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA of Johnston/Edgefield, SCE&G, Northland Communications, and National Wild Turkey Federation.

This year, the Festival has been upgraded. The Friday Night Dance will no longer be held. In its place, the funding is being used to pay for some invited entertainment, which will enhance the Saturday Festival.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Entertainment Sponsors are Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice, Jim Satcher Motors, and Titan Farms.

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 http://www.johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/.

Chamber Sponsors Bingo as lead-in events to the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Some of the Bingo players enjoying the games from last year’s Event.

Some of the Bingo players enjoying the games from last year’s Event.

Citizens can participate in a Peach Blossom Festival tradition in Johnston that leads into the Festival: Bingo sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.

A Night of Bingo Games on Thursday, May 4, 6 p.m., American Legion Building, 99 Edisto St., Johnston. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Chamber programs.

Bingo cards are $10 for one card or $15 for two cards for 18-20 games.

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

  • Entertainment: Tonya King, (803) 480-0427
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell, (803) 275-3635, 802 Ouzts St., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Pageant: Applications can be obtained from Gin Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland, (803) 334-2507
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA of Johnston/Edgefield, SCE&G, Northland Communications, and National Wild Turkey Federation.

This year, the Festival has upgraded the Festival. The Friday Night Dance will no longer be held. In its place, the funding is being used to pay for some invited entertainment, which will enhance the Saturday Festival.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Entertainment Sponsors are Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice, Jim Satcher Motors, and Titan Farms.

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 http://www.johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/.

Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Corporate Sponsors at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival ensure a good time can be had by all!

Corporate Sponsors at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival ensure a good time can be had by all!

Festivals are fun for everyone, but great sponsors make it possible.

The sponsors of the Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held May 6, 2017, make it possible to keep the Festival free or low-cost for patrons. In addition, it helps raise additional money that can be used to reinvest in the Johnston area.

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA of Johnston/Edgefield, SCE&G, Northland Communications, and National Wild Turkey Federation.

This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Entertainment Sponsors are Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice, Jim Satcher Motors, and Titan Farms.

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 popular Festival is also taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of event.

Applications and expressions of interest are now being accepted in the following areas:

  • Entertainment: Tonya King, (803) 480-0427
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell, (803) 275-3635, 802 Ouzts St., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Pageant: Applications can be obtained from Gin Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland, (803) 334-2507
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832

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.

Entries Being Accepted for Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Vendors for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Food Vendor

Arts and crafts vendors and food vendors are a big part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is now accepting applications for those who sell arts and crafts and for food vendors for the 34th Festival, which will be held May 6, 2017.

Those interested in having a crafter’s space at this year’s Festival should contact Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832, info@edgefieldcountychamber.org.

Food vendors should contact Noah Peterson at (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832 or by using the contact form on this site.

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 popular Festival is also taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of event.

Applications and expressions of interest are now being accepted in the following areas:

  • Entertainment: Tonya King, (803) 480-0427
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell, (803) 275-3635, 802 Ouzts St., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Pageant: Applications can be obtained from Gin Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland, (803) 334-2507
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832

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.

Parade Entries, Entertainers Wanted for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Elementary School Chorus performs at last year’s Peach Blossom Festival in Johnston.

Johnston Elementary School Chorus performs at last year’s Peach Blossom Festival in Johnston.

The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival wants you!

Entertainment
Entertainment has been a big part of the 34 years of the Festival and now is your chance to be a part of the historic Festival.

The Festival wants to feature talented people, local and not-so-local, as part of the day-long entertainment in the 34th annual event, held in downtown Johnston on May 6, 2017.

Entertainers who think they have what it takes to be a part of this year’s Festival should contact Tonya King, (803) 480-0427, tking@trantechradiators.com.

Parade
The Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in being a part of the Festival’s parade.

Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Parade Chairman Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832.

Applications and expressions of interest are now being accepted in the following areas:

  • Entertainment: Tonya King, (803) 480-0427
  • Parade: Roger Lamb, (803) 480-2690, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Rides: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
  • Corporate Sponsorships: Dean Campbell, (803) 275-3635, 802 Ouzts St., Johnston, SC 29832
  • Pageant: Applications can be obtained from Gin Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland, (803) 334-2507
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832

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.

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