Fairfield County

Fairfield County, located in the Olde English District of South Carolina between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC via I-77 and is rich with history and agriculture. The county name is believed to have originated with Lord Cornwallis, when in 1780-1781 during the Revolutionary War, he and his British Troops wintered in Winnsboro. While taking in the view of the surrounding area from his second floor window, Cornwallis declared “Oh, What Fair Fields, . . ” thus Fairfield County.

Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour Countdown


Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour Schedule

Saturday, June 15
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, June 16
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour Kickoff

Farm-to-Table Ag + Art Tour Kickoff Dinner
Thursday, June 13

117 East Washington Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

The social will begin at 6:30 PM on the promenade behind the Town Clock and will include appetizers, beer, and wine. Dinner will be served at 7:30 PM in the new farmers market building.  Dinner will include salad, entree (chicken) and dessert.

Tickets are $65 for a single or $115 for a couple plus taxes. Tickets are limited to 150.

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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!

Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour Map

Fairfield County Map

Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour Sites

F1. Crazy Chic Heritage Farm

450 Kenal Road
Ridgeway, SC 29130

See a small-scale chicken hatchery and family protein farm.  Visit to see our unique variety of farm animals Iike the lowline Dexter cattle, Kune Kune pigs, Kiko goats, mini horses and more. We will have an up-close encounter with a few of our pigs and chickens during the weekend.  Eggs, beef, chicken, pork, and goat meat will be available for purchase in our farm store.  A select assortment of chicks will also be available.

Artisans on Site

  • Bee Lee Bags (Saturday only)

F2. Doty Farm

3148 Newberry Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Only open Saturday, June 15

Come see our horses, pigs, chickens, and cows!

Artisans on Site

  • Woodham Enterprises, Homemade Seasonings
  • Scratch Cakes, Baked Goods
  • Hamlin Craftworks, Purse paintings, jewelry, trivets

F3. Fairfield Farmers and Artisan Market

117 E Washington Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Only open Saturday, June 15

The Fairfield Farmers and Artisan Market is located centrally in historic downtown Winnsboro behind the town clock, which is a historic building itself being the oldest continually running clock in America!  This year the market is located inside of the towns old Stable building, which makes the perfect setting for a Market.  We have 10 local produce vendors, several talented artist and crafters along with an extraordinary baker!  We have a classroom available for workshops and a kitchen in the works!  Local musicians attend and fill the market with song and we even have an "old coots" corner for anyone seeking free advice from our local seasoned advice givers! (All in fun of course) The market is a wonderful community gathering spot!

F4. Gypsy Wind Farms

3005 Buckhead Road
Blair, SC 29015

We raise Barbados Blackbelly Sheep and Mangalitsa Pigs and meat chickens.  We have 15 KW Solar running our home and SC Certified Roadside Market.  Come explore out walking trails, picnic areas, and camping!

Special Activities

  • Guided and self-guided tours of the farm
  • Demonstrations of Solar Power
  • Music by Sofia Lynch and Luke Moore, Saturday, June 15 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artisans on Site

  • This Butter Be Good, Art, jewelry, skincare & wellness
  • Melinda Kilcoyne Smith, Painter

F5. The Alpaca Experience at Hanna Hands Farm

3283 Longtown Road
Ridgeway, SC 29130

We are a meat and fiber farm. Interact with the animals. Shop our on-farm store for chicken, rabbit, and quail meats, chicken and quail eggs, specialty food products and alpaca products, including yarn, some of which is dyed on farm. Scavenger hunt for kids. View unique gardening techniques and specialty crops. We are simple, sustainable, and safe, a great place for families to enjoy.

Special Activities

  • Kid's Seed Planting Workshop, Saturday June 15, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Kid's Seed Planting Workshop, Sunday June 16, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

F6. Home Grown

2500 Old Douglass Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

We are a small family farm that grows fresh produce. We grow cucumbers, tomatoes, banana and bell peppers, squash, okra, corn and zucchini. We also have pecans when in season.  Fresh brown eggs will be available also.   In the winter months come grab a green cabbage or a bunch of collards.  We have pot belly pigs, Americana Chickens, Golden Comets and Black Silkies, we also have pet friendly goats.    We will have cold drinks and water and fresh boiled peanuts.  We will also have some vintage items and other items for purchase.  Join us for a tour on our farm and enjoy the local friendship and gathering.

Special Activities

  • Hot Dog Plates will be served from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 15
  • Julie Rambo will be giving a class on essential oils in the garden.

Artisans on Site

  • Julie Rambo, Painter

F7. Meadow Lou Farm

53 Meadow Lou Lane
Winnsboro, SC 29180

We are a small family operated vegetable farm.  The farm has been in our family for over 110 years and we are the only registered Century Farm in Fairfield County. We grow our own fruits and vegetables and sell directly from the farm in our farm stand.  We also sell at Fairfield Farmers and Artisan Market.  We raise cattle and laying hens.  Farm Fresh Eggs are also available at the farm stand.

Artisans on Site

  • Olson's Hollow, Pottery
  • Joanna Burns, Seamstress
  • Red Hill Forge, Blacksmith
  • Fresh Picked String Band, Live Music
  • 5 Miles West, Woodworks
  • Carolina Kettle Corn

F8. The Pearl at Monticello

5264 State Hwy 215 S
Jenkinsville, SC 29065

Come visit a majestic event venue and historic farm featuring the Davis Robinson House. The moment you turn into the pecan and live oak lined avenue, you step back into a simpler place and time.   The federal antebellum plantation house was designed by Robert Mills and built in the early 1800’s. Originally a cattle and cotton plantation, the property is most notable at the home of the first Brahmin cattle brought to the US in the late 1840’s.

Special Activities

  • Come enjoy a cold beverage and BBQ while enjoying the best views of Lake Monticello.
  • We will offer guided tours of the home.

Artisans on Site

  • Barbara Yongue, Painter

F9. The SHE Garden

1450 Newberry Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

The farm where art is produced while plants are grown.  Enjoy an alternative way to grow your own produce, flowers, and herbs in an artist setting.

Artisans on Site

  • Old South Creations, Metalworks
  • Rockin Rags, Quilts and crafts, Handwork demonstrations, all day
  • Mona Paints, Artful Hand Crafted Clothing

F10. Triple J Farm

145 Cammack Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Only open Saturday, June 15

We are a grass-based family farm that produces top-quality beef, poultry and pork products in a chemical-free environment.  All of our farm products will be available for purchase in our on-site Farm Store.

Special Activities

  • Guided farm tours on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Artisans on Site

  • Brenda Lord-Mcgrew, Watercolor Painter

F11. Wilkes Family Farm

3182 Old Chester Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Visit an industrial hemp farm with a small amount of produce.

Artisans on Site

  • Pete Holland, Plein Air Painter, Plein air painting all weekend

Fairfield County Ancillary Tour Sites

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

FA1. The Artist CoOp

127 North Congress Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Open Saturday, June 15, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday, June 16, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Featuring original artwork from local SC artists and home to Ernest Lee "Chicken man" paintings.

FA2. Cornwallis House Tea Company

141 South Congress Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Open Saturday, June 15, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 16, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
A tea shop and an intimate restaurant with wonderful homemade soups, salads, and special desserts.

FA3. Oldies & Goodies

158 South Congress Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Open Saturday, June 15, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday, June 16, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Offering vintage furniture, art, glassware, décor, and farmers market finds!

FA4. Fairfield County Arts Council

115 South Palmer Street
Ridgeway, SC 29130

Open Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Sunday, June 16, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Arts Council will have a show hanging in the loft inside Over The Top Boutique called "Reflections of Rural Southern Life". This show will feature plain air paintings created during Ridgeways Annual Arts on the Ridge Festival

FA5. Palmer Street Market

120 South Palmer Street
Ridgeway, SC 29130

Open Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday, June 16, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
A southern gift boutique.

Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour Sponsors

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