Newspring Church hosts festival at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – Newspring Church is hosting Race Day 500 Festival at the Darlington Raceway on July 12.

The festival is free and open to the public beginning at 6 p.m., according to a news release issued from the raceway.

Activities during the event will include lawnmower racing, inflatables, pace car rides, live music, food vendors and a fireworks show. More information, including registration and rules for the lawnmower races can be found at

"We're thrilled to partner with NewSpring Church to host another free community event at our beloved track. We are committed to providing fun family entertainment throughout the year and this is just another example of a fantastic community partner utilizing one of the state's most historic venues" track President Chip Wile said.

NewSpring Church has campuses in 10 different locations throughout the Palmetto state, including Florence. The church has grown exponentially over the last several years with a goal of having 100,000 members by 2020.

"This is an event for the entire community to come together and celebrate summer," said Perry Noble, senior pastor and founder of NewSpring Church. "Our hope is that the Race Day 500 Festival will be a fun place for families and individuals to kick back and enjoy a great evening of fireworks."

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