Details Subject to
28th Annual Belton
Heritage & Arts Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival 2014 - Main
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.
2015 Details and Entry Form
2014 Standpipe 5K Run Results
American Legion Breakfast
(Campbell Street, 8 -
10 AM) For $5 where else can you find a hardy man's breakfast
including cooked-to-order eggs, sausage and bacon, biscuits and gravy, and
grits! All proceeds benefit American Legion youth programs.
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
2015 Details and Entry Form.
Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage (10
Free to the public, the Opening Ceremony begins at
with the Presentation of Colors by the B-HP AFJROTC followed by the National
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
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
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;
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,
free to the public.
Artisans and Interpreters
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!
(Belton Square, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) -- From candles to pocketbooks,
wreaths to smocked dresses, gems to handmade items, there's something unique
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 &
Prospectus [PDF file]
Children's art activities
(Belton Center for the Arts, Belton Square, 10 AM -
3 PM) -- Free to the public, youngsters can try their hand shaving cream
Historic Mule-Drawn Wagon Rides Through
Historic District (Belton Depot Anderson Street Parking Lot, 10 AM - 4:30
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 per rider - Adults $5 each; Students $3
each; Under 3 free; Sponsored by Superior
Engineering in support of the Belton Area Museum Association programs.
Times to Board: 10:30 AM
11:10 AM 11:50 AM 12:30 PM
1:40 PM 2:20 PM 3:00 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.
Children's Play Area
(Belton City Square, 10 AM - 10 PM) Inflatable bounces and games, fee for
armband which entitles child to unlimited access.
Pony Rides (Library grounds, 12:30 - 3:00
PM) Benefiting BAMA and sponsored by
Industrial Maintenance Service of Belton, Kevin Craft President; children
ages 3 and up can take a wonderful pony ride for $3 each.
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 Truck
(Belton Square, 12 Noon - 8:00 PM) --
$2 ticket. Proceeds benefit the Fire Safety Education programs
T-Shirts Sales: Designed by
Chuck Brooks, this year's Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival shirts are
featured in royal blue and lime green colors; short sleeve $12; sweatshirts,
$18; preorders being taken now at the Jean Shoppe.
BAMA Antique Market,
and Appraisals (Belton
Depot, 10 AM - 4 PM): The public is invited to browse through and
purchase antiques offered for sale by acclaimed collectors, bid on few
donated treasures during the silent auction benefiting the museum, and bring
in personal treasures for examination by an expert appraiser. A $5
donation to BAMA is required for each item to be appraised and each year
people find they own unique and valuable family heirlooms.
BAMA Exhibit-The Animal Kingdom from A - Z (Belton
Depot, 10 AM - 4 PM): Check out the exhibit that includes the wildlife
collection of taxidermists Joe and Karen Finley. Go on a scavenger
hunt. Meet animals from around the globe, and listen to the tales of
meeting these animals face to snout in their natural habitats.
SC Men's Collegiate Invitational
Tournament (Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park, BHP High
School, 8 AM - 4 PM): Collegiate men's tennis stars from many state
colleges will be hitting the courts early Saturday for the South Carolina
Men's Collegiate Invitational which officially begins on Friday afternoon
and runs through Sunday. The tournament is being held in memory of Big
Jim Russell, a longtime tennis volunteer and official for USTA and
collegiate events. Players from Clemson, South Carolina, South
Carolina State, Wofford, Furman, The Citadel, Presbyterian, Winthrop,
Anderson University, Lander and Spartanburg Methodist will be competing.
SC Tennis Hall of Fame Tours (Belton
Depot, 10 AM - 4 PM): The SC Tennis Hall of Fame celebrates the
achievements of SC's famous tennis stars. There are mementos from all
of the Hall of Fame inductees including such outstanding players as Dennis
Van der Meer and Stan Smith, both Wimbledon contenders. All of the
portraits of inductees are painted by internationally acclaimed artist
Wayland Moore, a Belton native.
Children's Tennis Mini-Clinic (Belton
Tennis Center, 4:30 PM): Children are invited to the Belton Tennis
Center to meet the college players and coaches and try their tennis skills
in a mini-clinic including games and prizes.
Library Activities (Belton
Branch Library Tent, 10 AM - 1 PM): The Belton Library will be hosting
a tent at the end of their drive on Breazeale Street for book sales, tote
bag sales, children's story time, and freebies and crafts for the kids.
Texting Contests: (Belton
Square, 10 AM - 4 PM): Under 12, teens to 19 years old, adults (20 -
54), and senior citizens (55 and older) can show their prowess during a texting
contest held four times throughout the day. Sponsored by Verizon Wireless
Communication, winners will be awarded prizes.
Build-and-Grow Projects (Belton
Square, 10 AM - 2 PM): Home Depot helps children learn how to use hand
tools while making a special wood craft to take home.
Pumpkin Sales and Decorating (Belton
Depot, 10 AM - 4 PM): Pumpkins galore will be on hand, compliments of
Callaham's Orchard. Grab yours for $1 - $6, with proceeds
benefiting the Belton Area Museum Association. Add another $1 and you
can take away a handpainted jack-o-lantern or handcraft your own masterpiece
with the help of high school art students.
Gem Mining (Belton Depot,
10 AM - 4 PM): Callaham's Orchard will also be on the depot grounds
with its sluicing machinery. Patrons can buy a bag of gems and use
wire mesh forms to pan for treasures over the running water.
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) --
(Belton Square, 9:30 PM) -- Sponsored by
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).
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR VENDORS SPONSORS & OTHERS
Belton Standpipe Festival - For more information,
contact Dave Jones, Scott McGonigle, or Nicole Rutledge at 864 226-8799 or email
Vendors & Sponsors
(See links at bottom of page)
Open Car Show - For more information, contact Dave Jones, Scott McGonigle
or Nicole Rutledge at 864 226-8799
or 800 359-3052 or email
2015 Details and Entry Form
Standpipe Festival 5K M Run & Fun Run/Walk -
For more information,
contact Renea Rowland at
2015 Details and Entry Form [pdf
Standpipe Juried Art Show
- For more information,
contact Betsy Chapman at
864 338-8556, FAX 864 338-0280 or email
2015 Application & Information Forms for Craft, Food,
and Other Vendors
2015 Information for Sponsorship Opportunities