Artisan Vendor Information

Ag + Art Tour

Thank you for your interest being an artisan vendor 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 Ag + Art Tour

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is the nation’s largest free, self-guided tour of farms and farmers markets featuring local artisans at every stop! During this month-long event participants will have the opportu­nity to visit your farm to see first-hand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, purchase something special, and learn more about rural life.

2021 Ag + Art Tour Summer Schedule

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sundays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

May 29 – 30
Colleton County

Artisan 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 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.

As a Participating Ag + Art Tour 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.
  • Follow all COVID-19 related mandated protocols.
  • And most importantly, have fun!

Application Process

The official application window has closed; however, some participating counties might still be accepting artisan vendors.  Please contact your county's Ag + Art Tour Chairperson listed below for more information.

County Contacts

Charleston County
Missy Farkouh
thegoateryatkiawahriver@gmail.com

Chester County
Courtney Lee
ccl@g.clemson.edu

Chesterfield County
Darron Kirkley
chesterfieldcotourism@outlook.com

Colleton County
Kristin Mumford
scartisanscenter@gmail.com

Fairfield County
Brad Hoffman
gypsywindfarms@gmail.com

Kershaw County
Suzi Sale
ssale@camdensc.org

Lancaster County
Cherry Doster
cmstevens@comporium.net

Lexington County
Vickie Davis
vickie@lakemurraycountry.com

Newberry County
Michelle Long
michelle@newberrycounty.org

Richland County
John Newman
JMNPlanning@outlook.com

York County
Melanie Cooper
mcooper@yorkcountyarts.org

FAQs

Q: Is there a cost to be an artisan vendor?
A: No.  The tour is free for both farm, artisan, and visitor.

Q: Can I sell food and beverages to visitors?
A: Yes, you can sell food and beverages or bring in others to sell food and beverages.  Applicable rules, regulations and permits apply.

Q: I know a farm.  Can I be at their farm?
A: Yes, you will be able to share an existing farm relationship when you submit your application.

Q: Who is my contact?
A: County Chairpersons are listed at the bottom of this page.

Q: Can I sell my products during the tour weekend?
A: Yes!

Q: Who is in charge?
A: The success of the tour is due in large part to the collaborative nature of our organizational structure.  Representatives from various organizations make up teams that lead the tour within their county.  The chairpersons of these teams are listed at the bottom of this page.  The overall tour is led by Will Culler with Clemson Extension Agribusiness.

Q: How was my county's tour weekend selected?
A: Each county planning team selected their own tour weekend.