Welcome Artisans!

Thank you for your interest being an artisan on the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour! By sharing your talent and time you are helping to not only strengthen the connection between producer and consumer you are helping to grow South Carolina's art-economy!

About the Tour
The Ag + Art Tour is the nation's largest free farm tour featuring local artisans at every stop! The tour was founded in York County in 2012 and now includes 10 South Carolina counties participating on different weekends in May and June.  The goal of the tour is to provide a venue to strengthen the connection between producers and consumers to stimulate local economic and community development.

Call for Artisans

Summer 2020 Tour Schedule

Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 30 - Sunday, May 31
Colleton County

Saturday June 6 - Sunday, June 7
Newberry County
Kershaw County
Richland County
York County (East)

Saturday June 13 - Sunday, June 14
Chester County
Chesterfield County
Lexington County
York County (West)

Saturday June 20 - Sunday, June 21
Fairfield County
Lancaster County

Artisan Participation Criteria

An Artisan for the purpose of this program is defined as an individual that makes hand crafted products without the use of kits, commercial models and whose primary components are not manufactured.

Artisans will be located at Tour Farm Sites and can sell their products.  Farmers Markets are tour sites but we do not place artisans at these locations as they have their own rules and regulations for participating.

Examples of artisans include but are not limited to painters, potters, weavers, quilters, acoustic musicians, artisan bakers, value-added producers, etc.

There is NO FEE to participate.

Bakers and value-added food producers must provide a copy of any applicable permit required to sell your product in South Carolina.

Artisans can participate on different weekends but must complete a separate application for each county/weekend.

Artisans will be able to rank their site location preference.  Artisans will also be able to share if they have a previous relationship with a particular farm site.

The Ag + Art Tour County Planning Teams will make every effort to place artisans at their requested location but this placement cannot be guaranteed.  If multiple artisans select the same location, placement will be based on a first-come-first-served basis, with special attention given to the type of artisan to allow for a diversity of activities at each site. A listing of participating farm sites can be found here: www.agandarttour.com/sites.

As a Participating Artisan You Agree to:

  • Participate during the designated time/hours of the tour.
  • Engage visitors through demonstrations and/or performances.
  • Connect with your Farm Site prior to the tour to introduce yourself and plan your set-up.
  • Use our brand guide to promote the tour.
  • And most importantly, have fun!

Artisan Application

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM. If an artisan wishes to participate after the application deadline they may be included based upon availability.  Please contact your county contact person for verification.

Be sure to take a look at our 2020 Tour Sites before applying!

Applications for each county can be found at the links below.  You will be contacted after the deadline by your county planning team with more details!

County Contacts

Chester County
Courtney Lee

Chesterfield County
Darron Kirkley

Colleton County
Kristin Mumford
Alta Mae Marvin

Fairfield County
Brad Hoffman
Abbie Kowalke

Kershaw County
Suzi Sale

Lancaster County
Cherry Doster
Trudy Walker

Lexington County
Julie Colson

Newberry County
Michelle Long
Liz MacDonald

Richland County
John Newman

Jackie Moore

York County
Melanie Cooper