Easley Spring Fling moves to April 14 in light of possible rain on Saturday

EASLEY — Predicted wet weather has forced the postponement of Easley’s Spring Fling this weekend.
With a 100 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Saturday, city officials decided Thursday that the event will instead be held on April 14, coinciding with the Family Unity Festival in Old Market Square.
Spring Fling will still be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Old Market Square, Easley Farmers Market manager Lisa Chapman said.

“We’ve got over 130 vendors coming,” she said recently. “We’ve got two entertainment stages.”
The amphitheater will feature jazz bands, including the ones from Easley High School, Powdersville High School, Southern Wesleyan University and Furman University, Chapman said.
The second stage will be set up at the other end of the square.
“It’ll have dance groups and local bands like Southern Rewind and the Jamie Wright Band,” Chapman said.
The festival will feature food trucks. Visitors will be able to cool off with some Hawaiian shaved ice or lemonade.
Spring Fling kicks off the Easley Farmers Market season.
“We’ve got some produce,” Chapman said of the farmers who’ll be at Spring Fling. “We’ve got lots of plants for spring planting. The Happy Berry is coming.”  
Hurricane Creek Farms will have lettuces and tomatoes, Chapman said.
“They’ll also have grits and cornmeal that they make there on their farm,” she said. “Farmacy is coming out with some of their produce from local area farms.”
The Lazy Farmer will have a food truck and will have strawberries for sale, Chapman said.
Round Top Farms will have turmeric, ginger and some spring vegetables, she said.
A new vendor, Mama K’s Homemade, will have elderberry syrup and gummies.
“During this flu season, everybody has been wanting elderberry syrup,” Chapman said. 
Other vendors include soap vendors, candlemakers and wood crafters.
“We’ve got a potter this year,” Chapman said.
Safe Kids Upstate and state troopers will be having a carseat safety demonstration and offering tips on car safety and bike safety tips for “infants all the way to adults,” Chapman said. 
This year marks the farmers market’s 10th anniversary.
“We’re going to have our 10th season celebration with lots and lots of wonderful things this season,” Chapman said.
The farmers market moves to Old Market Square for Spring Fling. The rest of the season the market is held from 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday in front of City Hall.
The 2018 farmers market season will end on Oct. 6 with the Fall for the Arts festival.