Parade Entries, Entertainers Wanted for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

A Band performs at last year's Peach Blossom Festival in JohnstonEntertainment
Entertainment has been a big part of the 35 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 35th annual event, held in downtown Johnston on May 5th, 2018.

Entertainers who think they have what it takes to be a part of this year’s Festival should contact Gaye Holmes, (803) 275-4234.

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

A great parade is just part of the Johnston Peach Blossom FestivalThose 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 also now being accepted in the following areas:

  • Entertainment: Gaye Holmes, (803) 275-4234
  • 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 Gina 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.

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications

Families enjoyed last year's Peach Blossom Festival

Families enjoyed last year’s Peach Blossom Festival

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 35th annual event.

The Festival will be held May 5, 2018, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World.

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.

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

  • Entertainment: Gaye Holmes, (803) 275-4234
  • 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 Gina 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.

New banners to adorn Johnston Elementary School

New banners to adorn Johnston Elementary School

Johnston Elementary School Principal Tammy Martin (Center, holding banner) accepts the Johnston Development Corporation’s (JDC) donation of four banners for the School. Members of the JDC Board are, from left, Ann Yonce, Noah Peterson, Mary Anne Hair, Tommy Stone, Roger Lamb, (Martin), Frank Davis, Andy Livingston, Don Smoak, Billy Miller, and Dean Campbell. Also on the JDC Board are Debra Aston and Shane Massey.

The Johnston Development Corporation (JDC) has donated four banners for Johnston Elementary School to hang outside the School, one for each season of the year.

This donation is in addition to donating five sets of banners to the Town of Johnston over the past several years, along with other gifts to the Town, including benches, a Christmas tree, and an upcoming entranceway sign for the Town.

The funds to buy all the gifts, including the custom-made School banners, come from proceeds from the annual Peach Blossom Festival, which is sponsored by the JDC.

The School banners will hang on a pole that sits at the corner of Lee Street and the School’s driveway.

The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization that has helped the Town of Johnston grow in many ways for over 30 years, 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 Johnston Development Corporation, visit the website at http://www.johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/.

Festival Information Coming Soon

Watch this space for information regarding our 35th annual Peach Blossom Festival.