The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is currently seeking farms to participate in the nation’s largest free farm tour to take place in May and June 2020. 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 2020 tour will include 11 South Carolina counties with different counties participating each weekend (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.
Weekend Participating Counties
May 30 – 31 Colleton
June 6 – 7 Kershaw, Newberry, Richland, York (East)
June 13 – 14 Chester, Chesterfield, Lexington, York (West)
June 20 – 21 Fairfield, Lancaster
June 27 – 28 Union
Interested farms can visit our farm recruitment website at www.agandarttour.com/farms to learn more and apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 10, 2020.
The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a partnership program led by a team from Clemson Extension. Each participating county has a planning committee consisting of representatives from organizations that are involved in agriculture, art, tourism, economic development, and beyond.