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 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.
June 2019 Tour Schedule
Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
June 1 - 2
York County - East
June 8 - 9
York County - West
June 15 - 16
June 22 - 23
June 29 - 30
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!
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30 at 5:00 PM. If an artisan wishes to participate after the application deadline of 4/30/2019 they may be included based upon availability. Please contact your county contact person for verification.
Be sure to take a look at our 2019 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!
York County is no longer taking artisan applications for this year. Check back next year!
Leigh Anne Arthur