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 2015 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.  2015 Details and Entry Form  [pdf file]

2014 Standpipe 5K Run Results  [PDF file]

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 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 & Entry Form  Prospectus  [PDF file]  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 shaving cream painting.

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 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    3:40 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 Rides (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, Silent Auction, 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.

Street Dance (Belton Square, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM) -- music provided by Avenger's.

Fireworks Display (Belton Square, 9:30 PM) -- Sponsored by Waste Management, 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 2015 Details and Entry Form 

Standpipe Festival 5K M Run & Fun Run/Walk -  For more information, contact Renea Rowland at 864 338-1600.  2015 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 2014 Details and Entry Information  [PDF file]

2015 Application & Information Forms for Craft, Food, and Other Vendors

2015 Information for Sponsorship Opportunities


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