America’s Largest Farm Tour Kicks Off This Weekend in Rock Hill

Dated: 05/17/2019

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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.
Ag + Art Tour of York County Kickoff Event | https://www.facebook.com/events/2090859184360147/
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.
Ag + Art Tour of York County | agandarttour.com/york
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
Artisans
  • Bones Tie Dye – folk artist and musician. Demonstrations.
  • †Julpak – rugged, handcrafted pouches
  • Lou Moon Candle Company – hand-poured candles
  • Rockin’ Rags – handmade quilts, rag dolls, and household items. Demonstrations.
  • Yarned and Dangerous – crocheted jewelry, accessories, home décor. Demonstrations.
†Sunday only
 
Catawba Cultural Center & Historic Trail, 1536 Tom Steven Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Artisans
  • †Art by Em – abstract paintings and prints. Demonstrations.
  • Old South Creations – hand-forged metalworks
  • Mary Beth Schwallie – handmade, upcycled and natural jewelry
  • Sleepless Strawberry – handmade handbags, wallets, purses, keychains, and children’s dresses
†Sunday only
 
*Catawba Senior Center, 985 Avenue of the Nations, Rock Hill, SC 29730
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans
  • Art by Em – abstract paintings and prints. Demonstrations.
  • Morack Studios – handmade books
*Curtin Farms, 407 N. Paraham Road, Clover, SC 29710
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans
  • Allie Cat Accessories – wire-wrapped rings, ornaments, signs, pvc bird houses, and more. Demonstrations.
  • BAHCO – Baked goods, and food from the grill
  • Designs for Doran – handcrafted jewelry
  • Fat Dog Soapworks – handmade soaps, lotions, candles
  • Glassygifts – stained and fused glass. Demonstrations.
  • Kings Mountain Farm – herbal products
  • Red Hill Forge – decorative iron works
  • Ryon’s Rugs – handwoven cloth rugs
  • Tatanka Bison Ranch – bison products
  • Thomas Family Farms – goat cheese, and goat milk skin care products
  • Vanessa’s Divine Creations – homemade jams, jellies, sweet and savory preserves
 
*Ferebee Farm, 455 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans
  • Boho Designs by Amanda – jewelry and wall art
  • Julpak – rugged, handcrafted pouches
  • Sally’s Handwovens – fiber arts including woven rugs, totes, shawls, market bags, and more. Demonstrations.
 
Ketchen Place Farm, 3218 Cedarvale Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans
  • Aspen Arts Studio – handmade soaps, lotions, and candles
  • Laurel & Wren – abstract art, papercut and linoleum block prints
  • M.C. Churchilll-Nash – painter whose work features pets and farm animals. Demonstrations.
 
King’s Landing Farm, 4237 Saluda Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans
  • 8R Furniture and Designs – handcrafted finishes on rehabbed furniture
  • AbsoDamnLutely BBQ Sauce – baked goods and food
  • Brad Barth – painter. Demonstrations.
  • Bette’s Sew Busy – quilted jewelry bags, totes, pillows, and more
  • Blue Lagoon – food truck featuring smoked chicken from Kings Landing Farm.
  • Excellent Extracts – extracts that can be added to food and drinks
  • Jodi Geater – custom pet portraits and hand painted art
  • Hill Rocks – rocks, gems, and minerals
  • Olson’s Hollow – Hand built pottery, photography, soaps, accessories, and more
  • Recycling Rust – indoor/outdoor rustic art
  • Amber Stegall – handmade art and custom clothing
 
Penny Family Farm, 4655 Cureton Ferry Road, Catawba, SC 29704
Artisans
  • Bee Lee Bags – handmade tote bags and jewelry
  • Critter Creek Farm – goat yoga at 10:30 AM on Saturday
  • Haute and Baubled – handmade jewelry
  • †Sally’s Handwovens – fiber arts including woven rugs, totes, shawls, market bags, and more. Demonstrations.
  • Sally Shive – pottery
  • T & J Italian Ice
†Sunday only
Rock Hill Educational Community Garden, 954 Constitution Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Artisans
  • Debbie Baumgart – paper quilling and mixed media
  • †Hill Rocks – rocks, gems, and minerals
  • Lathe Works – handmade bowls, pens, and wood turned pieces
  • †Morack Studios – handmade books
  • Scratch Cakes – baked goods and food
†Sunday only
 
Springs Farm, 1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Artisans
†Boho Designs by Amanda – jewelry and wall art
J Henry Studio – painting and pottery
Roses and Azalea – handmade soaps, lotions, & candles
†Vanessa’s Divine Creations – homemade jams, jellies, sweet and savory preserves
woodchuckcrafts – handmade tables, benches, rustic furniture, and pictures
†Sunday only
 
Tega Hills Farm | 1780 Zoar Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708
Artisans
  • JibberJabberDesigns – handsewn aprons, chef hats, clothing, and more
  • Walt Simpson – painter
Ancillary Sites 
Azure Sky Gift Boutique, 819 Terrace Park, Suite 101, Rock Hill, SC 29730
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Domer Dreamscapes, Inc, 4362 Old York Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
 
Downtown Artistry, 201 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29730
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Fort Mill History Museum, Fort Mill, SC 29715
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
PuckerButt Pepper Company, 235 Main Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Wildwood Chainsaw Carvings, 4386 Old York Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
WEEKEND 2 | JUNE 8 + 9
Farms and Farm Stands 
Black’s Peaches, 1800 Black Highway, York, SC 29745
Artisans
  • Bearded Lady Designs – handmade jewelry
  • Bee Lee Bags – handmade tote bags and jewelry
 
*Bush-n-Vine, 1650 Filbert Highway, York, SC 29745
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans
  • Joanna Burns – handsewn girls’ dresses and children’s pillows
  • Olson’s Hollow – Handbuilt pottery, photography, soaps, accessories, and more
 
*Forlines Farms on Ferndale, 250 Ferndale Road, McConnells, SC 29726
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans
  • Decorative Decisions & Design – whimsical paintings of farm animals and still life
  • Harmony Acres Soap Co. – handmade lotions, soaps, and candles
 
Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726
Artisans
  • Frippery Finds – handmade jewelry
  • †Harmony Acres Soap Co. – handmade lotions, soaps, and candles
  • Beth Melton – weaver. Demonstrations.
†Sunday only
 
Melton Farm | 4120 Bookout Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Artisans
  • Carmichael Corner Creations – handmade lotions, soaps, and candles
  • †Decorative Decisions & Design – whimsical paintings of farm animals and still life
  • JibberJabberDesigns – hand sewn accessories, home décor, and stuffed animals
  • Olive’s Mud Puddle – whimsical ceramic sculptures
†Sunday only
 
Myersart and Farm, 1281 Legion Road, Hickory Grove, SC 29717
Artisans
  • Quiltsbybabs – quilting and machine embroidery
  • Sally’s Handwovens – fiber arts including woven rugs, totes, shawls, market bags, and more. Demonstrations.
 
The Peach Tree Orchard, 2077 Filbert Highway, York, SC 29745
Artisans
  • Julpak – rugged, handcrafted pouches
  • Laurel Hilton – stained glass artist
 
Sanders Peaches, Highway 321, Filbert, York, SC 29745
Artisan | Dori Sanders – author, storyteller
 
Sharon Hill Farm | 1393 Hwy 97, York, SC 29742
Artisans
  • Moonlight Creations – handmade crochet and knit housewares and accessories
  • OOOAK Bath Co. – handmade soaps, lotions, and candles
  • T & J Italian Ice
 
Starry Night Horse Farm, 3210 Chester Highway, York, SC 29745
Artisans
  • James F. Fales – painter whose works feature animals
  • Scratch Cakes – pound cakes that are better than your grandma’s
  • Yarned and Dangerous – handmade crochet jewelry, accessories, and houshold items
 
Tatanka Bison Ranch, 8088 Kays Dr., York, SC 29745
Artisans
  • The Barefoot Weaver – woven purses, scarves and household items. Demonstrations.
  • Beekeeper on Duty – Demonstrations, honeycomb tastings.
  • Fin & Feather Studio – watercolor and colored pencil artist. Demonstrations.
  • Micheal Hartje – flintknapping and Native American handicrafts. Demonstrations.
  • Little Bear Pottery – handbuilt Catawba pottery. Demonstraions.
  • Red Hill Forge – blacksmith. Demonstrations.

 
Windy Hill Orchard, 1860 Black Highway, York, SC 29745
Artisans
  • Lathe Works – handmade wood turned pens, bowls, and more
  • Roses and Azalea – handmade soaps, lotions, and candles
  • Sleepless Strawberry – handcrafted handbags, cosmetic bags, wallets, keychains, girls’ dresses
Ancillary Sites 
Cat’s Paw Winery, 1567 Fayrene Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
*only open Saturday, June 1, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Museum of Western York County, 1716 Woodlawn St., Sharon, SC 29742
*only open Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Sandifer Feed & Seed, 5999 Wylie St., Hickory Grove, SC 29717
*only open Saturday, June 1, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
YORK COUNTY QUILT TRAIL
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.
More information may be found at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/ag–art.

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