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 revival of the Friday night street dance.
The Night of Games will be held on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. in the American Legion Building at 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 6, in front of Johnston Town Hall on Mims Avenue. The dance, which will run from 8-11 p.m., will feature Calvin Henderson as the DJ.
The popular Johnston Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held Saturday, May 7, 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, [email protected]
• Parade: Debra Aston, 803-275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832, [email protected]
• Food concessions: Noah Peterson, 803-480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832, [email protected]
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.
The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival premier sponsor is AT&T.
Other corporate sponsors are Generac, Vyve Broadband, Edgefield County Health Care, J.W. Yonce and Sons, NAPA of Johnston/Edgefield, Dominion Energy, Bridgestone, Herlong Ford, National Wild Turkey Federation, KJs Market, SRP Federal Credit Union 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 and Titan Farms.
To learn more about the Festival or the Johnston Development Corporation, visit the website at https://johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/.