Columbia, S.C. – Lexington County is set to kick off the 2023 South Carolina Ag+Art Tour on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit seven tour sites across the county featuring local artisans at every stop during this FREE, self-guided tour. During the tour visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action and purchase their works, enjoy the melodies of local musicians, and learn more about rural life.
Lexington County Ag+Art Tour | Saturday, May 6
With a rich historical background and promises of a strong future, Lexington County provides a diverse community, endless economic opportunities and prosperous growth. Located in the midlands of South Carolina, Lexington County is known as one of the fastest growing areas in the state and region. As a leader in business and industry, Lexington County provides an outstanding quality of life with a reasonable cost of living. Featuring a temperate climate, convenient location and access to Lake Murray, Lexington County offers exceptional recreational and residential opportunities.
● Fire Barrel Farm ● Hollow Creek Distillery ● Lexington Community Garden ● Mercer House Winery ● Locklair Farm ● The FARM 1780 ● Phillips Market Center
Each tour site will feature artisans from painters and potters, to metalworkers, woodworkers, weavers, painters, musicians, storytellers, craftsmen, poets, and live musical performances. Some farms will offer products, such as jarred and canned foods, honey, baked goods, or even farm-fresh meals. Additionally, tour sites have prepared unique activities for the day, including yoga in the blueberry field at The FARM 1780, a candle making class at Phillips Market Center, and tours to educate visitors on agriculture at each site. There is no fee to attend; visitors can start and stop their tour at any location!
Explore more of Lake Murray Country as the South Carolina Ag +Art Tour visits Newberry and Richland County then keep the agri-fun going by visiting more counties throughout South Carolina. Plan your tour today at agandarttour.com!
Newberry County Ag+Art Tour | May 20-21
Newberry County is the egg, dairy, and timber capitol of South Carolina! Explore Newberry’s rich agriculture and artistic heritage, Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday, May 21, 1 – 5 p.m. during the SC Ag+Art Tour. Tour sites:
● Bowers Farm ● Carolina Pride Pastures ● Hi Brau Beef Co. ● Lever Farms ● Rodger’s Heirlooms ● West Ridge Farms
Richland County Ag+Art Tour | June 10-11
nd County Ag+Art will feature a kickoff field day, farm tour and farmers market at Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center on Tuesday, May 30 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Named for the sprawling “rich land” that supported hearty indigo and cotton plantations for generations, Richland County today is home to a diverse population of more than 400,000 residents. The Ag+Art tour will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. featuring 15 tour sites.
● Crooked Cedar Farm ● Doko Farm ● Farm at Senate’s End (Living Wright Foundation) ● Fabel Farms ● Gardener’s Outpost ● Harbison State Forest ● Lewis+Clark
● Mill Creek Greenhouses ● Mr. Bunky’s Market ● One Hubcap Farm, LLC ● Rosewood Public Orchard ● Sal’s Ol’ Timey Feed & Seed ● Sustainable Carolina Garden ● The Congaree Milling Company ● UHURU Farms
More information about the participating farms, markets, artisans, and ancillary sites can be found online at agandarttour.com. This website is updated regularly.
About the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour
The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a free self-guided tour of farms and farmers markets featuring artisans at every stop occurring every weekend in June. The first Ag + Art Tour was held in 2012 in York County to blend agriculture and art. The tour began to expand in 2013 and has continued to do so yearly. It is the largest free farm and art tour in the nation. The tour is coordinated by leadership and county-level planning teams led by Clemson University Cooperative Extension. Partner organizations include economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, tourism bureaus, farm and artisan organizations, education and extension offices, arts councils, and community volunteers.
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