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

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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.

Weekend

Participating Counties

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 atwww.agandarttour.com/farms to learn more and apply.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 20, 2019.