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South Carolina Ag + Art Tour 
Accepting Farm Tour Sites for 2019 June Tours

Ag + Art Tour of York County Contacts:

Sonja Burris, Ag + Art Tour of York County Chair

sburris@visityorkcounty.com

 

Melanie Cooper, Ag + Art Tour of York County, Marketing Coordinator

mcooper@yorkcountyarts.org

Karen Jones, Ag + Art Tour of York County, Farm Coordinator

kareneliz324@outlook.com

 

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is currently seeking farms to participate in the nation’s largest free farm tour to take place in June 2019.  This free, self-guided tour is a great way for farms to showcase their operation and expand their exposure to locals and visitors alike.

 

Tour stops include family farms that cover a diverse spectrum of production including fruit and vegetable, livestock (protein, dairy, and/or fiber), on-farm distilleries/breweries, commodity crops, timber, and historical farming operations and farmers markets.

 

A special feature of this tour is an art component, as local artisans will be on location at participating farm sites during the tour weekends.  These artisans will be showcasing (and selling) their work, creating a unique blended visitor experience of both agriculture and art!

 

The June 2019 tour will include 10 South Carolina counties with different counties participating each weekend in June (see schedule below).  The tour will run Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM each weekend.  Farms are encouraged to participate both days of their assigned weekend.

 

Participating Counties & Weekends

June 1 – 2 | Newberry, Spartanburg, York (East)

June 8 – 9 | Chesterfield, Kershaw, York (West)

June 15 – 16  | Fairfield

June 22 – 23 | Chester, Lancaster, Union

June 28 - 29 | Richland

 

Interested farms can visit our farm recruitment website at

 

to learn more and apply.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

 

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a partnership program led by a team from Clemson Extension/Catawba Farm and Food Coalition and the Olde English Tourism District.  Each participating county has a planning committee consisting of representatives from organizations that are involved in agriculture, art, tourism, economic development, and beyond.

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