Richland-CountyFB

Named for the sprawling “rich land” that supported hearty indigo and cotton plantations for generations, Richland County today is home to a diverse population of more than 400,000 residents. From its agrarian roots to its establishment as the legislative hub of South Carolina, Richland County today boasts a vibrant military community at Fort Jackson, several acclaimed educational institutions, award-winning hospital systems, the South Carolina State Museum, a cutting-edge urban scene in downtown Columbia and a plethora of recreational activities, all nestled between its many rivers and lakes.

Richland County Ag + Art Tour Countdown!

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Richland County Ag + Art Tour Schedule

Saturday, June 29
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 30
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Call for Volunteers!

Want to support the tour (and get a really cool t-shirt)? The Richland County Ag + Art Tour Team is looking for volunteers to serve as greeters for each tour site!  Click the link to sign-up today!

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!

Richland County Ag + Art Tour Map

Richalnd County Tour Map

Richland County Ag + Art Tour Sites

R1. Carolina Bay Farms

5301 Lower Richland Blvd
Hopkins, SC 29061

We are a small six-acre sustainable farm producing heritage breed animals (ducks, chickens, pigs, turkeys, and goats) and organic vegetables.

Special Activities

  • Self Guided Tours, All Weekend
  • Beekeeping with Hampton Hill Aviary, Saturday, June 29, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Goat milking demonstration, Saturday, June 29, 4:00 PM
  • Blended Bakery food trolley on site all day on Saturday and Sunday!
  • Greg Brown, Master Gardener, with Greanleaf Farms will be on-site all day Saturday and Sunday

Artisans on Site

  • Ajoa Harris, Handcrafted soaps, aromatherapy, essential oils, and much more, to promote your overall well-being!
  • Jimmy Dinkins, Kudzu baskets and functional wood sculpture
  • WRKingArt, Handpainted glassware
  • Bett Huggins, Painter
  • Lawandas Creations, Painter
  • Lower Richland Peanut Man, Peanuts
  • Pharm Girl Fashions, Handcrafted Jewelry

R2. City Roots Farm

1005 Airport Blvd
Columbia, SC 29205

City Roots is a sustainable, organic, urban farm. We produce microgreens and industrial hemp. Our farm also serves as an educational outreach hub for the local public.

Special Activities

  • Guided Tour, Saturday, June 29, 11:00 AM
  • Planting Demonstration, Saturday, June 29, 12:00 PM
  • Guided Tour Sunday, June 30, 12:30PM
  • Farm to Table will have beer and wine for sale both days!

Artisans on Site

  • Harmony Acres Soap Co., All natural soap, lotion and body care products
  • Backyardkoi & Art, Painter
  • Original Paintings by Ellin Baskin, Painter
  • Serglasio Arts, Handmade jewelry
  • Cheryl Nix, Painter
  • Scratch Cakes, Homemade old fashioned pound cakes
  • Stacy's Gardens, Container Gardens and handmade jewelry

R3. Doko Farm

2101 Cedar Creek Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

A family owned farm since the mid-1800's. Farmer-led, and self-guided, tours will introduce you to our rare heritage breeds of livestock, and meander through our edible forest garden, before ending near our historic barn and visiting artisans. Meet fluffy chicks, friendly goats, and see our Livestock Guardian Dogs. Heritage breeds include Guinea Hogs, St. Croix Sheep, and poultry. Pasture-raised heritage meat, eggs, will be available for purchase from our farm stand.

Special Activities

  • Guided Tour of Doko Farm, Saturday, June 29, 10:20 AM
  • Guided Tour of Doko Farm, Saturday, June 29, 2:00 PM
  • Guided Tour of Doko Farm, Sunday, June 30, 1:20 PM
  • Self-guided Tours of Doko Farm, All Weekend
  • Kids Activities, All Weekend

Artisans on Site

  • Bee Lee Bags, Tote bags and jewelry
  • Maman Afrique Boutique, Feather wall art, glass beading, and even upcycled jewelry that repurposes old items into new wearable art!
  • Anna Redwine, Visual artist, live drawing during the tour weekend
  • Cameron Porter, Woodworks
  • Saluda River Band, Bluegrass and Traditional Music Band
  • Cathy Love, Painter, live painting during the tour weekend
  • Barbara Teusink Fine Art, Painter, live painting during the tour weekend

R4. Fabel Farms

1208 Hinnants Store Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

A family farm located in the Cedar Creek Community of Upper Richland County.  Here you will find the best local and non-GMO tomatoes, peepers, melons, squash as well as honey, eggs, and wood products from the farm.  Come and see the mascots of the farm - our 2 goats and 2 sheep.

Special Activities

  • Beekeeping demonstrations with extracting of honey
  • Wood working demonstrations
  • Guided tours of the farm where the vegetables are being grown

Artisans on Site

  • Wooden It Be Nice, Woodworks
  • Midlands Arts Conservatory, Painted beehive boxes from the students of our schools art program
  • Woodham Enterprises, Seasonings
  • JibberJabbersDesigns, Aprons, chef hats, fashion accessories, purses, totes, bags, home decor items, clothing, will be sewing on-site
  • Ann P Blencowe, Photographer

R5. Purple Tuteur Farm

787 Langford Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

We are a cut flower farm in Blythewood, S.C.  Our mission is to share the beauty of local, long-lasting and sustainably grown specialty blooms with our community. Visitors will be able to see herbs and flowers growing along with fruit trees on site. Fresh, seasonal bouquets will be available for sale.

Special Activities

  • "Ask a Master Gardener" booth.  Master Gardeners will be on site to answer basic gardening questions and they will have an activity for children!
  • Guided Farm Tour, 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturday, 2:00 PM on Sunday
  • Self-guided Farm Tours, all day

Artisans on Site

  • Abstract Alexandra, Painter, painting on site during the tour weekend
  • This Butter Be Good, Skincare, wellness, art & jewelry
  • CjStudios, Mixed media
  • Gallery West, Handmade jewelry, making jewelry on-site
  • Peace and Mud Pottery, Potter, pottery wheel demonstrations during the tour weekend

R6. Soda City Market

Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Only open Saturday, June 29

Soda City Market has been voted the best place to take out-of-towners and the best place to buy fresh produce, by the Columbia Community. Along multiple blocks of Main Street, immerse yourselves in a brain, body, belly experience.

Richland County Ancillary Tour Sites

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

RA1. Crave Artisan Specialty Market

2843 Milwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205

Open Saturday June 29, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mention the Ag + Art Tour and get a 10% discount on anything in the store from locally produced goods from our grocery shelves to delicious freshly prepared meals.

RA2. Lewis and Clark Studios

1001 Huger Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Open Saturday June 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A contemporary artist studio and gallery featuring the work of Clark Ellefson.  Work includes lamps, studio furniture, robots, and decorative objects.

RA3. One Eared Cow Glass

1001 Huger Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Open Saturday June 29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Glass blowing studio and gallery.

RA4. Sal's Ol' Timey Feed & Seed

7989 Winnsboro Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Open Saturday June 29, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunday, June 30, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Get your gardening questions and answers throughout the day.

RA5. Stormwater Studios

413 Pendelton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Open Saturday June 29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Home to 11 artist studios and a central gallery.   Some studios will be open and artist work will be on display and for sale. The property includes the Kinsler Creek Greenway, a short section of greenway connecting to an urban stream.

Richland County Ag + Art Tour Sponsors

Midlands Food Alliance
  • SC Department of Agriculture
  • Richland County Farm Bureau
  • SC Agriculture Council
  • Richland County Conservation Commission
  • Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District

Connect with Richland County Ag + Art Tour

Richland County Ag + Art Tour Planning Team

John Newman, Chairperson
John@johnmnewmanplanning.com

Will Culler, Midlands Coordinator

Jackie Moore, Farm Site Coordinator

Scott Warner, Artisan Coordinator

Susan Carson Lambert, Marketing Coordinator

Megan Sullivan, Social Media Coordinator

Cliff Emory, Artisan Marketing

Genevieve Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator

Jason Craig, Volunteer Coordinator

Linda Bradley, Planning Team Member

Josh Fabel, Planning Team Member

 

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