Citizens can participate in two events that lead into the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival: A Night of Games sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce and a Friday Night street dance.
The Night of Games will be held on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m., American Legion Building, 99 Edisto St., Johnston. Food 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 street dance will be held Friday, May 5, in front of Johnston Town Hall on Mims Avenue. The dance, which will run from 7-10 p.m.
The popular Festival, which will be held May 6, is also taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of the event in these areas:
- Pageant: April 29. Applications can be obtained from Gina Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 803-480-0826; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland, (803) 334-2507
- Arts and Crafts: Donna Livingston, (803) 275-7002, P.O. Box 311, Johnston, SC 29832
- Parade: Parade: Jenny Herlong, (803) 480-2595, 607 Edisto Street, Johnston, SC, 29832
- Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832
The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Premier Sponsor is AT&T.
Other Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Health Care, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Spanky’s Service Center/Ridge Auto Parts and Supply, US Fibers, Dominion Energy, Bridgestone, Herlong Ford, KJs Market, SRP Federal Credit Union, Creative Catering and First Citizens Bank, Johnston.
This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Entertainment Sponsors are Dr. Hugh Morgan Family Practice, Moorecraft Cabinets, Trantech Radiator Products, Pendarvis Chevrolet, Titan Farms, Generac, and Tidwell Jewelers.
Thousands of patrons descended on Johnston each year 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.