Chester County

Founded in the late 1700's, Chester County, South Carolina is located half-way between two of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast...Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC linked by Interstate 77. The county has the best of both worlds for residents and businesses... a beautiful rural setting as well as a dynamic growth plan for business. As we grow, we are dedicated to being a vibrant, diverse community, with numerous opportunities for unmatched quality of life, one that blends innovation with respect for our history.

Chester County Ag + Art Tour Countdown!

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Chester County Ag + Art Tour Schedule

Saturday, June 22
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

How to Enjoy the Tour

Step 1: Choose several tour sites below to visit, being aware that you might not be able to see everything in one day.  You can start anywhere - the tour is self-guided and there is no admission charge!

Step 2: Load up your car with your friends and family and begin your tour!  Bring a cooler and pick up some fresh veggies, let your kids enjoy a hay-ride and barnyard animals, watch our artists in action and enjoy a day in the country!

Step 3: Visit our Ag + Art Tour information table at your first tour stop to sign-in.  You will be counted at each tour stop you visit but you only need to sign in at your first stop.  Be sure to use #agandarttour in all of your social media check-ins!

Step 4: Don't forget to check out farms and artisans in other participating counties!
With 10 counties over 5 weekends there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!

Chester County Ag + Art Tour Sites

C1. Collins Backyard Farm

5122 Thrailkill South Road
Fort Lawn, SC 29714

We are a teaching farm showcasing hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics, raised beds and traditional growing.

C2. Cotton Hills Farm

2575 Lowrys Highway
Chester, SC 29706

Only open Saturday, June 22

Hop aboard a FREE wagon ride through our produce fields, purchase some ice cream and produce in our store and enjoy our food vendors.  We grow peaches, watermelons, tomatoes and much more!  The Chester County Historical Society will also be in attendance with the Chester Cannon!  Come “hear” the history!

Special Activities

  • Tour the farm on a free wagon ride!
  • Purchase ice cream and food
  • See and hear the Chester Cannon

C3. Fishing Creek Creamery

3694 Fishing Creek Church Road
Chester, SC 29706

See how cheese is made at this grade a goat dairy where we produce soft spreadable cheese, feta, gelato, and goat milk soaps. Calling all kids! We will have baby goats, ponies, and chickens to pet and feed!

C4. Massey Farms

515 Dubs Farm Drive
Chester, SC 29706

Only open Saturday, June 22

Come learn the history of the start of Massey Farms which dates back to the 1800’s. Children and adults can feed Alpaca’s, miniature ponies, and chickens. You can also purchase fresh made exfoliating products.

C5. Powell Farm

4531 Cabal Road
Sharon, SC 29742

African-American farm owned by Billy and Mae Powell.  Humble but impactful place where owners exhibit great pride in their heritage. Both, born and raised here, they carry on a family tradition of wine and molasses making, bee keeping and farming that has sustained their way of life.  Their intentional creation of this legacy for their children and grandchildren will continue for decades.   Tour the historic Osborne home (c.1863), organic garden, vineyards, molasses mill, and bee apiary.  Food will be available both days.

Special Activities

  • Guided tours of the Osborne House
  • Guided tours (wagon-ride) of Organic Gardens, Old Country Store, Molasses Mill, Bee Hives, and Vineyards.
  • Guided Tours (wagon ride), Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM; Sunday, June 23, 2:30 PM
  • Artisans and Music Saturday and Sunday
  • Food Saturday
  • Food Samples Saturday and Sunday

C6. Puddle Moon Farm

4354 Simpson Road
Edgemoor, SC 29712

Only open Saturday, June 22

Puddle Moon Farm produces high quality grass fed and finished beef from Red Devon Steers. Our pasture raised pork comes from mixed breeds of Tamworth and Berkshire.  Our goal is to produce meat for delicious eating and well-being! Part of that process is a peaceful, healthy environment for farmer and animals. Our animals enjoy fresh well water, non-GMO grain for pigs, and untreated pastures for foraging at their leisure. All meat is USDA inspected.

C7. Thames Farm

3510 Catawba River Road
Fort Lawn, SC 29714

Only open Saturday, June 22

The best source for Berkshire Pork, Pasture Raised Chicken and Farm Fresh Eggs.  Check out our specialty exclusive items such as a family recipe Sausage, Organic Farm BBQ Sauce, Bone Broth and much more.

Special Activity

  • Guided tours throughout the day

C8. Watson Farms

713 Colony Road
Chester, SC 29706

Only open Saturday, June 22

Take a hayride to see all of our pasture-raised animals (cows, pigs, and chickens) and purchase our pastured meats!  We will also have goat yoga!

Special Activities

  • Wagon hayrides throughout the day
  • Goat Yoga

C9. Wild Hope Farm

2620 Blaney Road
Chester, SC 29706

Only open Sunday, June 23

At Wild Hope Farm, we are passionate about bringing high-quality, organic food (and flowers!) into our local communities through sustainable farming. We invite you to join us on the land for education, exploration, and celebration centered around nature!

Special Activities

  • Introduction to organic growing
  • No-till techniques
  • Pasture raised laying hens

Chester County Ancillary Tour Sites

Be sure to visit these other great Chester County agriculture and art related locations while on your tour!

CA1. Chester Regional Agribusiness Center

111 Columbia Street
Chester, SC 29706

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

We invite you to come and explore our Farmers and Artisan Market, Commercial Kitchen, Food Hub, and Community Garden!

CA2. The Cracked Pot

649 Columbia Road
Chester, SC 29706

Open Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CA3. Lando Manetta Mills History Center

3801 Lando Road
Lando, SC 29729

Open Sunday, June 23, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CA4. Olde English District Visitor Center and Market

3200 Commerce Dr., Suite A
Richburg, SC 29729

Open everyday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Our Visitor Center and Market showcases work from local artists from the 7 counties we promote. Each of these counties participates in the Ag + Art Tour and many of our artisans do as well. Additionally, we can assist guests with questions concerning the Ag + Art Tour.

CA5. Red Bug Barn

2531 Lancaster Highway
Chester, SC 29706

Open Saturday, June 22, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 23, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Connect with Chester County Ag + Art Tour

Chester County Ag + Art Tour Chairperson
Courtney Lee
Catawba Farm and Food Coalition
ccl@g.clemson.edu