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Welcome to 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.

2021 Chester County Ag + Art Tour Schedule

Saturday, June 26
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 27
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chester County Tour Sites and Artisans

Fishing Creek Creamery
3694 Fishing Creek Church Road
Chester, SC 29706

Open Both Saturday and Sunday

Farm tour of dairy goat farm, milking system, creamery. Store will have goat cheese, pork, eggs, and soap products for sale.

Petting farm.

Kona Ice of Lancaster and Chester - Shaved Ice truck that will be contributing a portion of sales back to the farm.

Tours Saturday at 10, 12, 2, 4 and Sunday 2, 4 Live music by The Night Owls, Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 12-2

Artisans on Site:

  • Delilah's Apron.  She will be sewing on site - and she makes aprons, chef hats, tote bags, and more! (Sunday Only)
  • Murphy's Creations - Hand painted gourds for bird houses and home decor, painted pinecone wreaths and signs for home decor
  • T & K2 ARTZ - Will have sparkling suncatchers made of copper and unusual wind chimes, there will be a copper tree twisting demo
  • Jackpot's Rescue - Handmade Jewelry, Wind Chimes, Hand Painted Items and Wood Burning, will be making jewelry and wood burning on site all day (Sunday Only)
  • Rockin Rags - Quilter, stuffed animals, quilts, rag dolls and home accessories (Sunday Only)

Wild Hope Farm
575 Wild Hope Farm Road
Chester, SC 29706

Only Open on Saturday

Diverse organic vegetable and flower farm.

Farm tours every hour starting at 10, 11, 12, 1, 3

Artisans on Site:

  • Southern Pine Treasures - Woodworks, handcrafted gifts and decor inspired by nature, demonstrations on how to remove seeds from a pine cone and how to make pine cone flowers
  • Charming Outdoor Chandeliers & More - Outdoor garden decor made from chandeliers, lamps and candle holders
  • Reclaiming One Eighteen - Woodworks artist specializing in turning old pallets into art
  • L. Davis, LLC - Painter, oil painter using the palette knife to capture natural and architectural landscapes
  • Head Wrap Mama - Handmade jewelry, all natural jewelry using gemstones and crystals

Cotton Hills Farm
2575 Lowrys Highway
Chester, SC 29706

Only Open Saturday

We grow tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupe, okra, peaches and more. Visitors can purchase our fresh produce from our farm stand which also has hand-dipped ice cream available for purchase.

A free wagon ride through our vegetable fields will be given at the top of every hour.

Artisans on Site:

  • Jackpot's Rescue - Handmade Jewelry, Wind Chimes, Hand Painted Items and Wood Burning, will be making jewelry and wood burning on site all day
  • Halo Beautiful Shoppe - will have wreaths, bracelets, keychains, cups and vinyl shirts
  • Yellow Flower Boutique LLC - homemade soaps, health conscious beauty products
  • Wings and Whimsies - Whimsical fairy and mermaid related items including necklaces and head wreaths, fairy tea

Watson Farms
713 Colony Road
Chester, SC 299706

Only Open Saturday

We raise all of your pasture proteins: beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. All of our animals are antibiotic and hormone free. The pigs and chickens are fed non-GMO feed that we grind ourselves. All of these products will be available for purchase.

Wagon hay rides every hour

Will have Buttermilk's BBQ food truck from 10AM-4PM (cooking Watson Farms pork)

Sweet Southern Java - Coffee truck, will be serving all day Saturday!

Artisans on Site:

  • Carmichael Corner Creations - Homemade Bath Products
  • Farm Fresh Carolinas - will have dip mixes, jams, jellies, and honey
  • White Wolf Rubs - Small batch producer of rubs & seasonings
  • SJ Woodworking - Woodworks, will have cutting boards, serving trays, hand-carved utensils and more
  • Fox Creations - Woodworks, will have hand-turned wood bowls, vases, jars and more
  • Holly Penza - Will have hand stitched accessories and woodwork from native South Carolinian trees
  • Hill Rock Shop, LLC - We are a family owned rock, mineral and herb store in Old Town Rock Hill. We love talking rocks and teaching. We will have gold panning demonstrations throughout the day.

Thames Farm

3510 Catawba River Road
Fort Lawn, SC 29714

Only Open Saturday

A source for pasture raised Berkshire pork, chicken, beef, and eggs. We have specialty items exclusive to our farm such as our old family Gygooter BBQ Sauce, frozen meal items, bacon butter, livermush, and more. There will be animals to feed.

Artisans on Site:

  • Kate's TNT - Handmade Jewelry, Specializing in hair accessories and paw print jewelry
  • Delilah's Apron - Sewing, will be sewing on site - makes aprons, chef hats, tote bags, and more
  • Bee Lee Bags - Sewing, will have tote bags, earrings and face masks
  • Sam Woodson Art - Painter who paints around the theme of nature, will have original 2D artwork
  • Nature's Harmony Soap - Handmade, small batch, all natural soap
  • White Wolf Rubs - Small batch producer of rubs & seasonings
  • Haute and Baubled - Handmade jewelry made from a variety of materials including beads, faux leather, gemstones, and wood
  • Marcia Houston - Fiberwork weaving and rope making, will have a display of the history of weaving and rope making with a few hands on activities
  • Amber Leaf Pottery - Potter who makes both functional and decorative pottery, will have make your own or paint your own pottery all day (pay per piece)
  • Mia's Secret Garden - Will be selling herbal teas, made using her own grown herbs and no chemicals
  • Concrete Garden Creations - sculpture, concrete art
  • Be Visible Light - Makes and sells organic stone ground nut butters
  • Rockin Rags - Quilter, stuffed animals, quilts, rag dolls and home accessories
  • Creative Imaginations
  • Tina's Crafts - Vinyl decals

The Powell Farm
4531 Cabal Road
Sharon, SC 29742

Only Open Saturday

This African-American Farm includes guided tours of the historic Osborne House (c. 1862-63) and other sites on The Powell Farm. Newly renovated historic Jehu House (c. 1877) open to visitors on guided tours. Food will be available for purchase.

Guided tours of organic garden, old country store, molasses mill, bee apiary, vineyards, and historic Osborne House and Jehu House at 10:30 and 2:30. Live performances and wine tastings for those over 21. Food will be available for purchase along with farm fresh goodies!

Artisans on Site:

  • Queendom's Luxurious Bath and Body Co. - All natural skin and body company
  • Absolutely Wired - Handmade jewelry, wire wrapped pendants along with earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings
  • Joyce Turner Fine Arts - Painter, will have small paintings available and commissions open, will have easel set up and be creating a landscape in oil paint

Sweet Tree
543 Low Rider Drive
Richburg, SC 29729

Only Open Saturday

We are a unique forest eco farm. On the farm we have chickens, dairy sheep, greenhouse with microgreens, and orchards with mulberry trees.

Growing microgreens demo and microbs/pollen immune booster tour (forest walk)

Artisans on Site:

  • Tickled Pink by Tammy - handmade specially designed jewelry
  • Patricia Marshall - potter, hand thrown ceramics concentrating on household items
  • Rayna's Creations - Crochet, will have handmade crochet items, hairbows and wood signs

Fort Lawn Community Center

5554 Main Street
Fort Lawn, SC 29714

Only Open Saturday

Located in the old Fort Lawn School, we continue to serve as an educational, arts, and cultural space. Raised beds located in various areas of the campus contain both vegetable plants used for our senior meal program and dyeing plants used by the artisans involved in the arts programs at the center.

Discussion of plants used for dyeing purposes will be held throughout the day.

Fort Lawn Basket Cases - Basket weaving, basket makers will be making baskets and discussing to process of making baskets including the dyeing of materials using locally grown plants.

Artisans on Site:

  • Lincoln Road Farms - Baker, products include buttermilk biscuits, mini-cakes, cheese rings and pimento cheese biscuits
  • Pen Shop Plus - Woodworks, ink pens in wood and acrylic, kitchen gadgets, wood bowls
  • Hamlin Craftworks - Crochet and fluid art pieces
  • Silver Moon Handmade - Handmade jewelry made from sterling silver and gemstones

Chester County Ancillary Tour Site

Wild Bees Bottleshop
151 Gadsden Street
Chester, SC 29706

Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM and Sunday 1 - 5 PM

We are a bottleshop and specialty grocery store sourcing from local breweries and farmers when we are able.