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Welcome to Richland County!

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.

2021 Richland County Ag + Art Tour Schedule

Saturday, June 12
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Richland County Tour Sites and Artisans

GREENLEAF FARMS
5301 Lower Richland Boulevard
Hopkins, SC 29106

Only Open Saturday, June 12

We grow everything from asparagus to zinnias. Visitors will see raised beds, high tunnels, trellises, and compost.

Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site.

Artisan #1: Wilma King, WRKingArt
Type of artisan: Glassware painter

Artisan #2: Michael Frank, Frank’s Fly Arts
Type of artisan: Fly fish tyer
Demonstrations: Fly tying

Artisan #3: Jacquelyn Davy
Type of artisan: Wreath maker


PURPLE TUTEUR FARM
787 Langford Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

We offer farm fresh specialty cut flowers and some starter plants for flower gardeners.

Garden tours Saturday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm. Kid-friendly activities on-site, Restroom facility on-site.

Artisan #1: Donna Bass, This Butter Be Good
Type of artisan: Skincare, wellness, art & jewelry maker

Demonstrations: Applying body butter, rollers, sprays, cleansers, and balms

Artisan #2: Sara Cogswell, Threads of Joy and Gallery West
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker

Artisan #3: Nancy Hubbard
Type of artisan: oil painter
Demonstrations: Will be painting

Artisan #4: Ramona Smith, Arizona's Sweet Creations
Type of artisan: Gourmet candy maker and handmade crafts

Artisan #5: Emily Dent, Muddy Waters Pottery
Type of artisan: Potter
Demonstrations: will perform wheel demos and visitors will be able to interact if they would like

Artisan #6: May Vokaty, Molly Creek Soap Company
Type of artisan: Creator of handmade soaps, lotions, and candles


DOKO FARM
2101 Cedar Creek Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

Cheer at the Chicken Races! Then, enjoy a Guided Tour and learn about heritage livestock breeds (St. Croix Sheep, Guinea Hogs, Narragansett Turkeys, Buckeye Chickens), bees, and our edible forest garden. Linger at the Ag & Art Tour Market, in our historic barnyard. Shop with visiting artists, taste Farm to Fork creations, and take home something locally grown and delicious. Our website has current event information, to help you make the most of your visit.

  • Chicken Races, Saturday, June 12, 10:15am
  • Guided Farm Tour, Saturday, June 12th 10:30-11:30am
  • Chicken Races, Saturday, June 12, 1:15pm
  • Guided Farm Tour, Saturday, June 12, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Self Guided Tours, Saturday, June 12, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Chicken Races, Sunday, June 13, 1:15pm
  • Guided Farm Tour Sunday, June 13, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Self Guided Tours, Sunday, June 13, 1:00-5:00pm

Kid-friendly activities Restroom facilities on site

Artisan #1: Caroline McKay, Caroline McKay Illustration & Designs
Type of artisan: Painter
Demonstrations: Interactive soft pastel demonstration Saturday, June 12, at 11:00 – 11:20AM and 3:00 -- 3:20 PM and Sunday, June 13, at 3:00 – 3:20 PM

Artisan #2: Faida Whitaker-Mfomboutmoun, Maman Afrique Boutique
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker

Artisan #3: Susan Shrader, Serglasio Arts
Type of artisan: Creator of fused glass plates and jewelry

Artisan #4: Dancia Carter, Yellow Flower Boutique LLC
Type of artisan: Creator of handmade soaps/lotions/candles

Artisan #5: Debbie Ayers
Type of artisan: Paper crafter (collages, journals etc.)


SAL'S OL' TIMEY FEED & SEED
113 Hilltop Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

Sal's is located in Columbia, SC. We have mules, goats, doves, a beautiful garden, jams, honey, elderberry syrup and pick your own produce as well as seeds and plants.

Kid-friendly activities on-site, Restroom facility on-site.

Artisan #1: Marji Pulliam, Wings and Whimsies
Type of artisan: Creator of fairy related wearable art and items
Demonstrations: Fairy tea party

Artisan #2: Dr. Linda Lake, Elegant Art Studio
Type of artisan: Gourd artist and carver
Demonstrations: chip carving include use of tools and handouts to visitors

Artisan #3: Tina Franklin, T2K Java LLC
Type of artisan: Fresh roasted coffee beans

Artisan #4: Carter Heim, Country Creations LLC
Type of artisan: Metalworker

Artisan #5: Tennyson Corley
Type of artisan: Multimedia artist (ceramics, painting)


FABEL FARMS
1208 Hinnants Store Road
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Fabel Farms is a small organic farm located in the Cedar Creek community of Upper Richland County.  We specialize in organic vegetables, eggs and honey.  Dupre's food truck will be here cooking fabulous Fabel Farm's products. You will be able to see and purchase garlic, and other vegetables, local honey from our bees right off of the farm along with our eggs from heritage Delaware chickens. You will be able to feed our sheep and goat Bo, Luke, and Rosco. After seeing the Farm and eating Dupre's food you can take a nature walk to Cedar Creek.

Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facility on-site.

Artisan #1: George Stone
Type of artisan: Landscape painter

Artisan #2: Janine Hamlin, Hamlin Craftworks
Type of artisan: Creator of crochet items and fluid art/resin

Artisan #3: Penny McPeak, pMs Jewelry
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker

Artisan #4: Robyn White, Little Bear Soap Co.
Type of artisan: Creator of soaps/lotions/candles

Artisan #5: Kayla Yelton, BitzofMemoryType of artisan: Creator of tumblers/resin crafts


MILL CREEK GREENHOUSES
2324 Leesburg Road
Columbia, SC 29209

Mill Creek is a retail garden center that sells plants grown here on site as well as those grown by regional growers. We also carry soil amendments, tools, planters and statuary. Art by local artists can be found in our retail building.

Build a Birdhouse for children with Jennifer Mancke. Time to be determined. We may be adding events and will turn these in when we have definite confirmations. Sunset Slush will be here and Billy Langley will be providing either hotdogs, sliders, or burgers.

Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facility on-site

Artisan #1: Georgianna Prince, Powder Room Productions
Type of artisan: Gourd and mosaics artist

Artisan #2: Elisabeth LaRose
Type of artisan: Mixed media painter

Artisan #3: John Nelson
Type of artisan: Painter

Artisan #4: Saluda River Band
Type of artisan: Musicians
Demonstration: Live Music on Saturday, June 12th

Artisan #5: Cheryl Jackson, Clean Slate Photos & Creations
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker, photo frames, and wall art


ONE HUBCAP FARM
1236 Muller Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

We produce cut flowers and pastured pork. Visitors will be able to see flowers, chickens, and to purchase pork and cut flowers including u-pick flowers.

Kid-friendly activities on-site, Restroom facility on-site.

Artisan #1: Penny's Naturals
Type of artisan: Creator of handmade soaps/lotions/candles

Artisan #2: Mary Gart
Type of artisan: Baker
Demonstration: Hand-picked SC cotton

Artisan #3: Sarah Kinsey, TerraMined
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker

Artisan #4: Barbara Teusink, Barbara Teusink Fine Art
Type of artisan: Painter
Demonstration: Painting

Artisan #5: Sonya Diimmler
Type of artisan: Painter
Demonstration: Plein air painting

Artisan #6: Johnny Frick, 5 Miles West
Type of artisan: Wood crafting
Demonstration: how axe handles, chair legs, etc. were made 100 years ago.


FOX HIDEAWAY FARM
1822 Saint Matthew Church Rd.
Eastover, SC 29044

Fox Hideaway Farm is the home to several horses, donkeys, a mini hinny, a Shetland pony, several goats, pigs, & chickens. There’s a lot to see and experience here!

Pony Rides, both days, 1-4pm
Baby goat playpen, both days, all day
Goat Yoga class, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm

Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facility on-site, Handicap accessible restroom facility on-site.

Artisan #1: Blaire Rawls, Blaire's Boutique
Type of artisan: Creator of handmade shirts & koozies

Artisan #2: Sherry Sheppard, Country Island Woodshed
Type of artisan: Woodworker, furniture maker

Artisan #3: Karen McMullen, A Bushel & A Peck
Type of artisan: Creator of items from hand painted decoupage oyster shells

Artisan #4: Marcas Houtchings, Star Stoves LLC
Type of artisan: Woodworker, wood stoves

Artisan #5: Lorrie Austin, Lorrie's Originals
Type of artisan: Painter

Artisan #6: Eboni Arnold, Lizzee's Apple
Type of artisan: Baker, candy apples

Artisan #7: Sarah Hurt, Wild Vine Soap
Type of artisan: Creator of handmade soaps/lotions/candles

Artisan #8: Pam Wells, Bay Mare Creations
Type of artisan: Metalworker, repurposed horseshoes

Artisan #9: Cheryl Nix
Type of artisan: Painter


DOLCE VITA FARMS
1715 Congress Road
Eastover, SC 29044

Dolce Vita Farms is a u pick blueberry farm. We have a dozens different varieties for visitors to pick, purchase, and take home to enjoy. Our sunflower field will be blooming for pictures. Flowers also available for purchase.

We will have pick-your-own blueberries, Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facility on-site

Artisan #1: Elizabeth Edwards, Pottery by Elizabeth
Type of artisan: Potter
Demonstration: Throwing pottery with pottery wheel

Artisan #2: Montgomery Spillane, Art by Gumbo
Type of artisan: Painter using acrylic, tissue, and textiles

Artisan #3: Jacqueline Inman, Jackie's Treasures
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker

Artisan #4: Marv Ward
Type or artisan: Author and musician
Demonstration: Musical Performance 2:00 to 3:00

Artisan #5: Caroline Lord, Foliage Faces
Type of artisan: Creator of portrait prints, tee-shirts, mugs, stationery using local flowers and plants.
Demonstration: Creating a Foliage Face with flowers from the farm. 


EZE FARMS
2381 Center St.
Columbia, SC 29204

EZE Farms, a 501c3 non-profit, is a youth apprenticeship program where provide mentoring and work-readiness training to middle and high school students. We grow vegetables year-round as well as seasonal cut flowers and fruits. We also build and sell raised garden planters.

Please park on the shoulder of Center Street and enter on Center street

Kid-friendly activities on-site, Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facility on-site.

Artisan #1: Richelle Aquino, Richelle Aquino Art
Type of artisan: potter and painter
Demonstration: Painting a bee

Artisan #2: Bobby W. Baker, Found & Altered
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker, art, and home decor

Artisan #3: Christy Chavis, Sister-Sister Kustom Creations
Type of artisan: Creator of handmade wreaths, crocheted items

Artisan #4: Alex Russell
Type of artisan: Painter

Artisan #5: Elizabeth Trager, Sudsy Dreams
Type of artisan: Creator of handmade soaps/lotions/candles


EASTOVER COMMUNITY GARDEN
105 McGrath Street
Eastover, SC 29044

The Eastover Community Garden is a garden for growing veggies and flowers as space for community members to enjoying gardening together.

Ready to eat food for purchase on-site (lunch, snacks, etc.), Beverages for purchase on-site, Restroom facilities on site.

Artisan #1: Charity Hugee, Cherished by Cherry
Type of artisan: Jewelry maker

Artisan #2: Debbie Calcutt
Type of artisan: Barn quilter

Artisan #3: Mary Anne Fountain
Type of artisan: Creator of planter

Artisan #4: Jean G. Lomasto
Type of artisan: Painter

Artisan #5: Anna K. Fountain, ANNA'S
Type of artisan: Painter of gourds

Richland County Ancillary Tour Sites

Columbia’s River Arts District
1001 Huger Street / 413 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

All galleries and studios will be opened Saturday June 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday June 13, from 11: a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The River Arts District consists of Stormwater Studios, a complex of 11 artist studios and a gallery, walking trail and outdoor environment. One Eared Cow Glass studio and gallery and Lewis and Clark design and lamp studios offer professional studios and galleries. Park once to see them all. One Eared Cow will have a glass blowing demonstration on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


CRAVE Artisan Specialty Market
2843 Millwood Ave.
Columbia, SC 29205

Open Saturday June 12,  10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mention the Ag + Art Tour and get a 15% discount on anything in the store from locally produced goods on our grocery shelves to delicious freshly prepared meals. Dine in or take out.


Ringo’s Produce
10545 Garners Ferry Road
Eastover, SC 29044

Open Saturday June 12 – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday June 13 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We will be boiling peanuts!


The Congaree Milling Company, LLC
1629 Bluff Road
Columbia, SC 29201

Open Saturday June 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday June 13, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

It is my goal to provide the best organic grain products that can be bought on the market today. I have a stone-burr mill that is dedicated to organic corn. My freshly milled, unenriched, organic, whole-grain corn products are processed in ways that are both ancient and modern, ways that utilize the inherent nutrition in maize while simultaneously enhancing flavor.

My products include grits, hominy grits, cornmeal, polenta, and flour from organic corn. Additionally, I also mill oats. All from certified organic grain.

I will have milling demonstrations as well as shrimp and grits and chile and cornbread for sale.


Buddy’s Country Store
7989 Winnsboro Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Open Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

A local farmer that raises and sells chickens will discuss their work and have chickens on site; local artists will be drawing and painting; face painting; pony rides; campfire; a food truck, and more.


Soda City Market
1200 – 1700 Blocks of Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Open Saturday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Soda City Market is a producer-only market — vendors must make or grow their own products (with the exception of out of season/exotic fruits and vegetables, antiques, and vintage items). Everything sold at our market is unique, hand crafted, and produced in the Southeast. The market fields an average of 150 vendors per week, and over 400 unique vendors throughout the year!

Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine!

Find everything you need to nourish your brain, body, and belly—and help establish Columbia as the real southern hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Soda City Market is a microcosm of Columbia, a melting pot of cultures, and an inviting community experience worth making a part of your regular weekend routine.


Blythewood Farmers Market
171 Langford Road
Blythewood, SC 29016

Open Saturday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturdays at Blythewood Farmers markets feature our Artisans.  Area farm produce, food trucks, and live music will also be here.  For more details closer to the date visit our website at https://www.blythewoodfarmersmarket.com/ and out Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlythewoodFarmersMarket/