Clarendon County is excited to announce its participation in the 2024 South Carolina Ag + Art Tour. While the tour is entering its 13th year, this will be the county’s first year participating.
“We are excited to join alongside 19 other counties and over 200 tour sites across South Carolina to promote agriculture and the arts,” says Jesse Surette, Director of Tourism for the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.
The tour kicks off May 4th, and continues throughout May and June. SC Ag + Art has added nine new counties and brings back eleven former ones to feature over 200 tour sites in 2024! Now in its thirteenth year, this free self-guided farm and art tour is a great way to educate people about where their food and fiber come from and introduce them to local artisans, says Will Culler, Clemson Extension Agribusiness Agent, and Tour Director.
“We are proud of the commitment of our farms, artisans, and county teams. Because of that, we can sustain continued growth,” Culler said. “One of our goals has been to give people a better knowledge of what is produced in their backyard and help them to support local businesses while making healthier food choices. This event does that by putting food and product with a face.”
This year the tour will include farms and artisans in twenty Suth Carolina counties, with different counties participating each weekend in May and June. The tour began in York County in 2012 and has added at least one new county each year since. The interest in the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour continues to be phenomenal. It is already the largest free farm tour in the nation and has drawn over 100,000 visitors since its inception. Tour stops include farms and farmers’ markets, with art at each location.
Artisans on the tour range from weavers, painters, musicians, storytellers, metalworkers, and craftsmen to poets and live musical performances. Some farms will offer value-added products, such as jarred and canned foods, honey, baked goods, or even farm-fresh meals.
There is no fee to attend; visitors can start and stop their tour at any location. More information about the participating farms, markets, artisans, and ancillary sites can be found online at www.agandarttour.com . This website is updated regularly.
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