28th Annual Belton Standpipe Heritage
& Arts Festival 2014 plus Other Related Events
Belton, SC


Photos from the 2010 Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival

BAMA Heritage 2013 Days Photos

Contact Info for 2014 Vendors, Sponsors & Others

Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival 2014 - Main Stage Events

History of the Belton Standpipe

The Belton Standpipe is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival commemorates over twenty-five years of fun, with new events, updated vendors, and entertaining activities for the whole family.  Celebrating the City of Belton and the Belton community, this festival attracts over 8000 visitors annually.

On Saturday, October 4 from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM,  the city square in Belton hums to the music of popular upstate groups while an art show and market, heritage artisans, sporting events, historical tours, fire truck rides, a classic car show, great food, children's activities, over 50 quality craft vendors, and community outreach booths entertain the crowds.

After a street dance, the evening ends with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30 PM.

Come celebrate the historical and cultural heritage of our small town!

This festival is sponsored in part by the Belton Alliance, the City of Belton Hospitality Fund, Anderson County ATAX, BB and T Bank, Belton Metal Corporation, and Superior Engineering.  Admission and parking are free.


Sporting Events, Classic Car Show, Arts & Crafts, Historical Tours, Children's Play Area, Heritage Skills Artisans, and Food, Food, Food!

We love pets too, but due to issues surrounding food and safety, we
ask that you leave your furry friends at home during the festival.

Details Subject to Change

Belton Standpipe - Registered SC Historical Site
 28th Annual Belton Standpipe
Heritage & Arts Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014
News Ad  [PDF file]
Standpipe Festival Flyer  [PDF file]

Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival 2014 - Main Stage Events

14th Annual Standpipe Road Race & Fun Run/Walk -  Starting Location is Belton First Baptist Church parking lot, Brown Ave.:  1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8:00 am - 5K Meters Run begins at 8:30 am.  See adjacent link for additional details and Pre-registration form.  2014 Details and Entry Form  [pdf file]

Results of 2012 5K Run  and Awards 

American Legion Breakfast  (Campbell Street, 8 - 10 AM)  For $5 where else can you find a hardy man's breakfast including made-to-order eggs, sausage and bacon, biscuits and gravy, and grits!  All proceeds benefit American Legion youth programs.

Rising Stars Tennis Tourney -  (Belton Tennis Courts and Leda Poore Park, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM ), Free to the public to view, Youngster can participate in four age brackets--14 and under/boys and girls, 12 and under/boys and girls, 10 and under/boys and girls, and 8 and under/coed; registration fee; lunch sponsored by Chic-fil-A

Open Car Show - (Main Street 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM; awards ceremony at 3:30 PM), Free to the public to view; All cars can be entered for a chance at five cash prizes; registration fee, registration forms available online at  2014 Details and Entry Form.  

Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage (10 AM) - Free to the public, the Opening Ceremony begins at 10 AM with the Presentation of Colors by the B-HP AFJROTC followed by the National Anthem.

Live Entertainment (Main Stage, Belton Square, 10 AM - 9:15 PM) -- Free to the public, various performances and demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including live music by Emerald Road, Accoustic Affliction, the Anna Leigh Band, Wanda Johnson, and headliners The Avengers.  See 2014 Time Schedule for more information. 

Heritage Days at the Depot:  (Greenspace surrounding Historic Belton Train Depot, 10 AM - 4 PM) -- Free to the public, a Certified SC Arts and Agriculture Event celebrates its 10th anniversary; demonstrations and presentations by 15 traditional skills artisans and historical interpreters including a paper marbler, a Catawba Indian potter, a gourd banjo maker, a pewtersmith, a sweetgrass basket sewer, an herbalist, a Gullah story teller, a spinner/weaver, a batik indigo artist, a blacksmith, a traditional woodworker, a saltmaker, a Revolutionary War militiaman, an apple cider presser, and a candle maker; sponsored by the City of Belton Hospitality Fund, the WebCraft Family Foundation, Anderson County, Wells Fargo Foundation, Kinder Morgan Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, the SC Arts Commission, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, Senator Billy O'Dell, Representative Mike Gambrell, Foothills Community Foundation, Best Buy, the Commercial Bank, and Darby Metalworks, Inc.; free to the public.  Artisans and Interpreters  Heritage Day Poster  News Release  [PDF file]

Food Vendors:  (Belton Square, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) -- Choose from fried candy bars to birddogs to cotton candy to melt-in-your-mouth barbecue...you won't leave hungry!

Craft Vendors (Belton Square, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) -- From candles to pocketbooks, wreaths to smocked dresses, gems to handmade items, there's something unique to purchase!

16th Annual BCA Juried Art Show Exhibition and Art Market (Belton Center for the Arts, Belton Square, 10 AM - 3 PM) -- Free to the public, the BCA has had 90 artists enter approximately 180 pieces of art for your enjoyment.  Details

Children's art activities (Belton Center for the Arts, Belton Square, 10 AM - 3 PM) -- Free to the public, youngsters can try their hand at tennis ball art and Halloween crafts.

Rock and Gem Museum Children's Dig,  (North Main Street, 10 AM - 3 PM) -- Free to the public, find treasures thousands of years old.

Honey Bear Bowl (BHP Stadium, 10 AM - 4 PM) -- Belton and Honea Path Recreation football teams match up in the first ever Honey Bear Bowl and Homecoming.

National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES Airgun Range (Depot grounds, 10 AM - 4 PM) -- Free to the public, open to anyone, especially those youngsters who want to try their aim at turkey targets.

Historic Mule-Drawn Wagon Rides Through Historic District (Belton Depot Anderson Street Parking Lot, 10 AM - 4:30 PM) -- Come take a leisurely ride through the historic district of the City of Belton as a guide narrates the history of its people and places.  View the beautiful architecture, learn about het entrepreneurs and the town's eccentric characters, and listen to interesting stories and fascinating facts of another age and time; cost $3 per rider; Sponsored by Superior Engineering in support of the Belton Area Museum Association programs.

Times to Board:  10:00 AM     10:40 AM    11:20 AM    12:00 Noon    12:40 PM    1:50 PM    2:30 PM    3:10 PM    3:50 PM    4:30 PM

Tours of Historic Belton Standpipe  (Campbell Street, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM) -- Free to the public, these tours feature an entertaining look inside this historic structure which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dig into Reading Archaeological Dig (Belton Library Grounds, 11 AM - 1 PM) -- Free to the public, children can learn about archaeologists and their work while participating in a dig on the grounds. 

Children's Play Area (Belton City Square, 10 AM - 10 PM) Inflatable bounces and games, fee for armband which entitles child to unlimited access.

Children's Build a Project, (Belton Square, 10 AM - 3 PM) -- Free to the public, this event sponsored by Lowe's #728 and Lowe's #3050 allows children the chance to use tools and build a wooden project.

LET IT ZIP Zipline (Belton Square, 10 AM - 10 PM) -- Fly through the air at speeds exceeding 20 miles per hour.  Charge per ride.

Information Booth, (Belton Square, 10:00 AM - 5 PM) Sponsored by Belton Lion's Club, visitors can receive information about events and activities while checking out the famed Lion's Club items for sale.

Check in Information Booths (Belton Square, 9:00 AM - 7 PM) -- At the 3 entrances to the festival, booths sponsored by BHP AFJROTC and the local Girl Scout troops are available for visitors to sign in and receive maps and schedules of all events.

City of Belton Fire Department Fire Truck Rides (Corner of Breazeale and Holmes Streets, Noon - 8:00 PM) -- $2 per rider, proceeds fund fire prevention programs in area schools

T-Shirts Sales, (The Jean Shoppe, 10 AM - 5 PM) -- Designed by Chuck Brooks, these shirts sport a whimsical festival logo.  $15 for t-shirts/$20 for sweatshirts, children's sizes thru 3x.  Limited quantity!

BAMA Antique Market, Silent Auction, and Appraisals (Center Section of Historic Belton Train Depot, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) -- Free to the public for viewing; renowned antiques dealers will have unique items on hand for sale and will also be available for appraisals; $5 donation to BAMA for each item to be appraised. 

BAMA Exhibit  Huntin' and Fishin':  A Southern Pastime  (Center Section of the Historic Belton Train Depot, 10 AM - 4 PM) -- Free to the public, this exhibit includes the lifetime collection of wildlife mounts gathered by the Finley Family on safaris to Africa and their sporting hunts in North America along with hunting implements, fishing gear, and antique decoys.  Sponsored by Finley's Taxidermy, City of Belton Hospitality Fund and Anderson County ATAX.

Car Seat Safety Checks  (Corner of Holmes and Breazeale Street, Noon - 3 PM) -- Bring your car to the site on Breazeale Street and a certified City of Belton Fireman will conduct a safety check to see if your child seat is positioned correctly, free of charge.

Battle of the Sexes by Marty Knight Karate  (Main Stage, 12:30 PM) -- Come see the boys and girls of Marty Knight's dojo duke it out for bragging rights.

Jack Roper Magic Show  (Belton Square, Main Stage, 3:30 PM) -- Free to the public, famous local weatherman Jack Roper shows his talents of sleight of hand.

Texting Competition:  (Belton Square, 3 PM/5 PM) -- Calling all teens!  Show your prowess at texting during two different texting contests held at 3 PM, and 5 PM.  Check out the Verizon Wireless Communication booth and vie for the chance at great prizes!

Street Dance (Belton Square, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) -- music provided by beach music stars Legends of the Beach, check them out at the band's website located at http://www.legendsofbeach.com.

Fireworks Display (Belton Square, 9:15 PM) -- Sponsored by Anderson Regional Landfill, your family will ooh and ahh as colorful fireworks burst over the historic Standpipe to end the festival. 

For more information, contact Alison Darby (864-958-5264).



Belton Standpipe Festival - For more information, contact Dave Jones, Scott McGonigle, or Nicole Rutledge at 864 226-8799 or email davidj@superioreng.com.  Vendors & Sponsors (See links at bottom of page)  2014 Main Stage Events

Open Car Show - For more information, contact Dave Jones, Scott McGonigle or Nicole Rutledge at 864 226-8799 or 800 359-3052 or email davidj@superioreng.com 2014 Details and Entry Form 

Standpipe Festival 5K M Run & Fun Run/Walk -  For more information, contact Renea Rowland at 864 338-1600.  2014 Details and Entry Form  [pdf file]

Standpipe Juried Art Show - For more information, contact Betsy Chapman at 864 338-8556, FAX 864 338-0280 or email betsychapman@beltonsc.com 2013 Details and Entry Information

2014 Application & Information Forms for Craft, Food, and Other Vendors

2014 Information for Sponsorship Opportunities


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