Citizens can participate in a Peach Blossom Festival tradition in Johnston that leads into the Festival: A Night of Games sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.
The Night of Games will be held on Thursday, May 2, 6 p.m., American Legion Building, 99 Edisto St., Johnston. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Chamber programs.
Game 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 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; and
- Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832.
The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Health Care, First Citizens Bank, IGA, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA of Johnston/Edgefield, Dominion Energy, Northland Communications, Hospice Care of South Carolina, Bridgestone, Herlong Ford, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pendarvis Chevrolet, and U.S. Fibers.
This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Entertainment Sponsors are Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice 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 https://johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/.