In the 2011, Ellesor Holder became the Executive Director and brought her passion for promotion and experience in marketing to elevate the Festival even further. For 6 years running, the Festival has held the title of one of the Southeast Tourism's Top 20 Events. In 2012, Holder rebranded the Festival with a whole new look and logo plus corralled many of the Festival events to the fourth weekend in June which is the main weekend celebration. As a result, the Festival has reached record high numbers in attendance and economic impact for the last two years. It was named "Event of the Year 2013" by the South Carolina Festival and Events Association. In 2014, Holder continues to build on the success of the Festival and maintain the tradition of making the Festival one of the best in the state and region. Join us this June for a blooming good time.