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Parade Entries, Entertainers Wanted for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

The Johnston Elementary School Chorus was a part of last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The Johnston Elementary School Chorus was a part of last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival.

The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival wants you!


Entertainment has been a big part of the 31 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 31st annual event, held in downtown Johnston on May 3.

Entertainers who think they have what it takes to be a part of this year’s Festival should contact Tonya King, (803) 275-3132, 906 Hillcrest Dr., Johnston, SC 29832, king3774@bellsouth.net.


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

New this year: A $50 prize will be awarded to the best homemade float!

Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Parade Chairman Roger Lamb, (803) 275-0438, 505 Roland Ave., Johnston, SC, 29832.

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

  • Food Concessions: Noah Peterson, (803) 480-0135, P.O. Box 282, Johnston, SC 29832, amossonsfh@yahoo.com;
  • Pageant: The pageant will be held April 5. Applications can be mailed to Gina Logue, 1129 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC, 29824, 637-5383; or for more information contact Janice Cleveland, 275-3241, Jcleveland@edgefield.k12.sc.us;
  • Program Book Ads: Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345, 416 Lee St., Suite 2, Johnston, SC 29832, astond@bellsouth.net.

In addition to the areas listed above, the Festival also has a Friday, May 2, street dance in downtown Johnston, designed especially for families.

For more information on the Festival, please contact Debra Aston, (803) 275-2345.

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 http://www.johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/.