The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is coming up Saturday, June 4th, at 10 am.
The Johnston Elementary School Chorus gets the entertainment started and the traditional parade begins at 10:30 am, followed by the official welcome from Mayor Andy Livingston.
Singer Arvie Bennett Jr. takes to the stage at 11:00am. The rest of the entertainment for the day includes Palmetto Dance, Southland Express Cloggers, singer Marcedes Long, Church Choir Abundant Life and Christian Group Three Days Redemption.
This year, Alltel Wireless is an Enhanced Corporate Sponsor. Their sponsorship will enable the Festival to provide additional amenities to participants, particularly in the area of entertainment on the Alltel Stage.
The entertainment is free and concludes about 4 pm.
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.
The popular Festival is taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of event in the areas of Arts & Crafts and Parade Entries.
Contact Missy Cleveland about vendor space for crafts: (803) 480-7286 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger Lamb for parade information: (803) 275-0438
On Friday, May 3, there will be a family-oriented street dance in downtown Johnston. This year’s featured band will be “121 Band” from Newberry, SC. Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance Sponsors are Titan Farms and Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice.
This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, SCE&G, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Northland Communications, and Home Related Health Care.
The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization, sponsors the Festival.