UNION — Musicians, artisans, vendors, mechanical rides and inflatables, and a line of military and first responder vehicles filled Main Street in downtown Union Friday as part of the 2013 Uniquely Union Festival.
From the Union County County Courthouse to USC Union, Main Street was closed to traffic Friday for the festival which provides local residents, visitors and tourists the opportunity to dine on the food provided by a variety of vendors along the street and on the USC Union campus. Other vendors provided festival-goers with the opportunity to buy any all merchandise that caught their eye.
Music was also a big part of the day with singers, bands, and DJs along the street and on the stage near the USC Union gazebo providing the festival with its soundtrack. Other arts were also on display on the block where the Union County Arts Council is located as artisans displayed their wares to the public.
For the children, there were inflatables and mechanical rides which made the day really fun.
The fun’s not over, either. Uniquely Union continues today with activities beginning this morning and continuing into the evening including the traditional barbecue competition.
Today’s Uniquely Union Events
Information, First Aid, T-shirt sales, Taster’s Choice tickets, register for drawings.
Block 1 — Union County Museum
Free tours of the museum from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Uniquely Union Car Show — Presented by Union County Motor Sports Association
1-3 p.m.: Registrations
3-7 p.m.: Car Show
3:30 p.m.: Giveaways
4:30 p.m.: Giveaways
5:30 p.m.: Giveaways
6:30 p.m.: 50/50 Drawing
6:30-7 p.m.: Show Awards
Block 2 — Union County Arts Council
Uniquely Union Acoustic Music & Art Walk
Artisans will display their wares from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Union County Arts Council Wine Tasting is from noon-3 p.m.
Acoustic Stage Schedule
Noon-12:45 p.m.: Sally & Friends
1-1:45 p.m.: Dennis Johnson
2-2:45 p.m.: Harold Senn & Greg Parker
3-3:45 p.m.: Gwen & Clark Beavans
4-4:45 p.m.: Tammy Lynn Garza
5-5:45 p.m.: Catherine Varner
6-6:45 p.m.: Dennis Johnson
7-7:45 p.m.: Tammy Lynn Garza
Block 3 — Uniquely Kidz Zone
10 a.m.-8 p.m.: DJ Big
10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Mechanical Rides & Inflatables
11 a.m.: Donut Eating Contest
11:30 a.m.-noon: Ultimate Rhythm Dance Company
1-2 p.m. Southern Dance Academy from Gaffney
3 p.m.: Donut Eating Contest
6 p.m.: 2 Sydz (Jeremy Robinson & Kardarius Means)
Block 4 Gospel Jubilee — All Gospel All the Time!
10-11 a.m.: Good News
11 a.m.-noon: Heath Johnson
Noon-1 p.m.: Fallow Field
1-2 p.m.: Amy House
2-3 p.m.: Praise 150
3-4 p.m.: The Favorable Year
4-5 p.m.: Praise4Him
5-6 p.m.: Serenity
6-7 p.m.: FallowField
Judge’s Quarters (Cookers Turn-In Location/Schedule)
11 a.m.: Pork
11:30 a.m.: Chicken
12:30 p.m.: Kidz Que
4 p.m.: Cook Off Awards
Specialty Row All Merchandise Vendors
Taster’s Choice — noon-3 p.m.
Uniquely Union Main Stage – Celebrities and Headliner Entertainment
11 a.m.-noon: DJ
Noon-1:30: Baxter & The Basics
1:30-2 p.m.: DJ
2-2:30 p.m.: Templeton Maestro
2:30-4 p.m.: DJ
4-5 p.m.: BBQ Awards, Essay Winner Award, Introduce Beauty Pageant Queens
5-7 p.m.: DJ
7-9 p.m.: Soul Function with Travis Worthy
Simple Times Farm — Demonstrations of Colonial Living
10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Donkey rides, Icees, candle making
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.