The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is the nation’s largest free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers markets featuring local artisans at every stop! The tour will be rolling into 10 counties across South Carolina over every weekend in June – Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Newberry, Richland, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties! On the tour, 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. Different counties participate each weekend, giving visitors the opportunity to explore more farms and farm stands across the state.
York County hosted the first Ag + Art Tour in 2012 to bring to showcase locally homemade and homegrown goods. In 2019, the Ag + Art Tour of York County is growing! This year, the York County tour will take place over two weekends, doubling the time tour-goers can explore the farms and farmers markets, and meeting local artists from across the county. The eastern side of the county will be open for visitors on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. The western side will welcome visitors on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.
Visitors can stop by farms and farm stands on Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and on Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
The Ag + Art Tour of York County kicks off at Old Town Rock Hill’s Food Truck Friday at Fountain Park in Rock Hill, SC on Friday, May 17 from 6- 10 PM. There will be more than 25 food trucks, live music by the Brooks Dixon Band, children’s activities, and more! The Ag + Art Tour of York County’s 2019 Barn Quilts will be on display during Food Truck Friday.
Take a trip along York County’s country roads to visit 23 farms and farm stands during the 2019 Ag + Art Tour. This year, more than 60+ artisans are participating! The artisans include bakers, painters, potters, quilters, fiber and fabric artists, musicians, storytellers, and more.
Be sure to pack an empty cooler to fill with fresh, locally grown produce! Artists will be creating and selling their work, and musicians will be performing at various stops. Many farms will host family-friendly activities including hayrides, farm tours, and opportunities to check out barnyard animals.
WEEKEND 1 | JUNE 1 + 2
Farms and Farm Stands
Baker Farm, 2494 Greenwood Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Bones Tie Dye – folk artist and musician. Demonstrations.
Two new barn quilt blocks have been created for the 2019 Tour – one featuring the Blue Mountain Daisy pattern, and the other bearing the Log Cabin Chicken quilt pattern! The 4’ x 4’ quilt patterns were designed and built by members of the Oconee Conservatory of Fine Arts in Walhalla, South Carolina. With the addition of these new blocks, there are now 15 barn quilt blocks on display at farms that participate in the Ag + Art Tour of York County. The York County Heritage Quilt Trail is a part of the South Carolina Quilt Trails. The new blocks were provided by the Arts Council of York County, funded by a grant from York Electric Co-Op.