Prosperity's Hoppin' with Arts & Crafts

May 4, 2019

10 am until 3 pm

The first Saturday in May, Prosperity is Hoppin' with Arts and Crafts.  We celebrate not only our local arts and crafts and downtown stores, there will also be 30+ vendors in our Prosperity Market set up in the square, which will be closed to traffic.

The Grace Street Parking lot adjacent to the square will be filled with a Kid Zone full of rides, games and other fun things to occupy children of all ages.  

​Prosperity's Hoppin' Festival is also about our town's history, in 2017, our focus was centered on Roots and Recall and our "classroom" was the only restored train depot in Newberry County, which is on our Town Square.  This year, our focus will be on The History of Sacred Spaces in Prosperity.  Our teacher will be Michael Bedenbaugh, Executive Director of Preservation South Carolina, who will present interesting facts and stories at   and 2 pm.  In addition to the Sacred Spaces presentations, the Depot will host the first Elementary Art Show.  Local Elementary Students will compete for various awards and prizes that will be given out at 11 am on May 4, 2019.

Oh yea, and you can take your picture in front of the depot with the largest sculpture of a frog in the Southeast by local metal artist James Sizemore.  Why? Because our town was once known as Frog Level.  

Food?  Don't worry about it.  With several local restaurants downtown, food trucks on the square, and other local food vendors, you are taken care of.  Oh yea, and we will have plenty of frog legs for you to enjoy this year...remember that Frog Level thing.

A certified 5K run and 2 mile walk, will start at Town Center to kick off the Hoppin’ Celebration at 8 am.   New this year will be a FUN RUN for ages 3& up that will include games, activities and loads of fun.  There is definitely something for everyone.

A new event for 2019 is the Hoppin’ after Hours – Starting at 5 pm, the Band -  Black Beards Truck will take the stage for an entertaining, fun, relaxing evening.  Bring your chair and relax with a cold beer and enjoy the music provided by the band.  Food Trucks will be set up on the square and a Car Show is planned for added enjoyment.   

Join us Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 AM until 3 PM at Prosperity's Hoppin' with Arts and Crafts and stay for dinner and music beginning at 5 PM.  Band plays until 8.

Interested Arts and Crafts vendors

FYI

·         Cost of 10' x10' space on the square is $25.00.  The square will be closed to traffic.

·         You must provide your own tent and do your own set up

·         Deadline for applications is Monday, April 26, 2019.

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"Prosperity is a great place to raise your kids. how do I know? This is the town that gave me the great sense of purpose that I now enjoy. The small town of 700, when I grew up there, had, and I am sure still have the best teachers in the entire state of South Carolina. Prosperity jr. high pirates, and Mid-Carolina Rebels, I owe my allegiance as an alum of both fine institutions." Jim Counts