South Carolina Ag&Art Tour Call for Farms

Ag&Art Tour of York County Seeks Farms for 2017 Tour

ROCK HILL, SC – The Ag + Art Tour is now accepting applications for farms sites interested in participating in the 2017 Ag + Art Tour. Interested in participating, but not sure if your site is eligible? A farm site on the Ag + Art Tour is any business that relies on natural resources of the land – family farms, farm stands, vineyards, wineries, timber, on-farm breweries, and orchards are all eligible to participate.

Farms interested in participating in the York County Ag + Art Tour must be located in York County, South Carolina. There is no fee to participate. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Find out more and apply online at http://www.agandarttour.com/farms. Once farm sites have been identified, the Ag + Art Tour will issue a call for artists and artisans, who will be placed at farm sites on the Tour.

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is the nation’s largest free, self- guided tour of farms featuring local artisans and farmer’s markets. Set to take place throughout the month of June 2017 at local farms and farm stands in 11 counties across South Carolina – Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Florence, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Newberry, Union and York Counties, visitors have the chance to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, purchase homemade and homegrown goods, and learn more about rural life. The Tour will be held each weekend in June, on Saturdays, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Sundays. Different counties are participating each weekend, giving visitors the opportunity to explore more farms and farm stands across the state. The Ag + Art Tour of York County will be held on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. This is a free event.

For more information on the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour, please contact Ben Boyles at 803-981-3021 or visit www.AgAndArtTour.com for details. Farms seeking more information about participating in the Ag + Art Tour of York County should contact Caci Nance at caci.nance@yorkcountygov.com or 803-909-7200.