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About the Tour

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a free, self-guided tour of farms and markets featuring local artisans at every stop! During the tour visitors 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. The tour is the largest free farm and art tour in the nation with over 35,000 visitors participating since 2012.

Meet the Team

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a grassroots driven program that is coordinated by volunteers across a diverse spectrum of organizations.  Special thanks to everyone listed below for giving of their time and talents to make this tour possible!

Ben Boyles

Tour Administrator
Clemson University Extension
Catawba Farm and Food Coalition

Strauss Moore Shiple

Tour Administrator
Olde English Tourism District

County Leadership

Chester County       

  • Chairperson: Courtney Lee, Catawba Farm and Food Coalition/AmeriCorps VISTA

Chesterfield County           

  • Chairperson: Darron Kirkley, Chesterfield County Tourism
  • Vice-Chairperson: Kim Burch, Chesterfield County Economic Development

Fairfield County      

  • Co-Chairperson:  Brad Hoffman, Gypsy Wind Farms
  • Co-Chairperson:  Valerie Clowney, Meadow Lou Farm

Kershaw County     

  • Chairperson: Suzi Sale, Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Development Partnership

Lancaster County   

  • Co-Chairperson: Cherry Doster, City of Lancaster
  • Co-Chairperson: Trudy Walker, Olde English Tourism District

Newberry County

  • Chairperson: Michelle Long, Newberry County Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice-Chairperson: Liz MacDonald, Newberry County Chamber of Commerce

Union County          

  • Chairperson: Leigh Ann Arthur, Rusty Nail Woodworks
  • Vice-Chairperson: Tim Sigmon, Three Horse Milling Co. 

Richland County     

  • Chairperson: John Newman
  • Vice-Chairperson: Will Culler, Clemson University Extension 

Spartanburg County          

  • Chairperson: Heather Raines, Hub City Farmers’ Market
  • Vice-Chairperson: Chris Jennings, Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

York County 

  • Chairperson: Sonja Burris, Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Vice-Chairperson: Debra Heintz, Arts Council of York County

Affliations

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is a proud member of the South Carolina Agritourism Association!

An Award Winning Event

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour was honored to receive the following awards:

  • 2018 Attraction of the Year, Olde English Tourism District
  • Top 20 Event - June, Southeast Tourism Society
  • "June is Ag + Art Tour Month in South Carolina," Governor Nikki Haley
  • American Farm Bureau County of Excellence Award, York County 2013