Don’t miss Fairfield County’s Ag + Art tour this weekend

A Fun-Filled and Memorable Experience for the Whole Family

FAIRFIELD CO. – The Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market is one of 10 sites that will be featured on this weekend’s Fairfield Ag+Art Farm Tour. The tour will include working farms and their produce as well featuring local artisans – including painters, potters, weav­ers, musicians, woodcarvers, bakers and others – at each farm site.

The Tour is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16.

Now in its 13th year, the Ag + Art Tour is a free, self-guided farm tour where visitors can learn about where their food and fiber products come from while enjoying the creativity and en­tertainment of local artisans fea­tured at the farm sites.

Each farm will offer something different – chickens, goats, and other livestock – as well a vari­ety of local artisan products. For purposes of the tour, artisans are defined as those who hand-craft products without using kits or commercial models and whose primary components are not manufactured.

“One of our goals has been to give people a better knowledge of what is produced in the coun­tryside of their county and help them to support local farm and artisan businesses while making healthier food choices,” said Fair­field’s Ag & Art Tour organizer Ja­mie Vain. “This event does that by putting food and products with a face.”

The sites are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sun­days unless otherwise specified.

Maps and other information for all the farms will be available at each farm site. So, pack up the camera, the kids and footwear for farm touring, and head on out to the Fairfield countyside this weekend for an enjoyable and memorable family-fun experience at these farms:

Crazy Chick Farm: Open Saturday & Sunday 9-4, Shine only

  • 450 Kenal Rd, Ridgeway, SC
  • CCH Farm is a first-generation family farm raising Dexter & Beefalo cattle, IPP pigs, and lots of chickens and offering meat products, eggs, flock chicks, chickens, educational classes, and homesteading workshops.
  • Items for sale: meat, eggs, dairy, jam sauces, beverages, baked goods
  • Events: Chicken Encounter: Sat., June 15, 1 p.m., Rabbit & Llama Encounter: Sun., June 16, 1 p. m.
  • Craft for kids
  • Artisans on site: A Gift of Glass-Handmade stained glass, Flour Power Bakery breads and treats, Queendom’s Luxurious Bath and Body Company

Fairfield Farmers & Artisans Market: Open Saturday (only) 9-1, Rain or Shine

  • 117 E Washington St, Winnsboro, SC
  • We are a seasonal farmers market that houses vendors with locally grown produce, locally raised meat products, and handmade crafts.
  • Items for sale: handmade crafts, meat products, eggs, garden produce
  • Kids craft corner will be open with a fun project.
  • Artisans on site: Pastel Cottage-crocheted items, MT’S Favorite Things-soaps oyster shell crafts and more
  • Music: Will Hobgood Jr-Singer/Entertainer

Ridgeway Town Hall: Open Saturday (only) 9-4, Rain or Shine

  • Town of Ridgeway: 170 S Dogwood Ave, Ridgeway, SC
  • Performing artists from bands to soloists will entertain visitors, a walking tour guide of historic sites, homes and iconic structures.
  • Items for sale: artwork, crafts
  • Events: a visual art show at Town Hall and plein air painting downtown
  • Live music
  • Artisans on Site: Artisans will line the streets with music on the corners

Gypsy Wind Farm: Open Saturday & Sunday 9-4, Rain or shine

  • 3005 Buckhead Rd, Blair, SC
  • Raises Blackbelly sheep and Mangalitsa pigs. Offerings from farm store include naturally raised beef, pork, chicken and lamb as well as items from herb and veggie gardens, berry patch and orchard. There are walking trails and a camping area overlooking the duck pond with a grilling deck, bath house and fire pit.
  • Items for sale: lard soap, jams, jellies, herb salts and seasonings, infused vinegars, salves and ointments
  • Events: Saw Mill Demo throughout the day
  • Craft for kids
  • Artisans On Site: Mosh Pot-Espresso and tea beverages handcrafted, Poetry in Loops (Sat. only) many handmade items, Fru-gee-ley-ice cream made from fresh local products, poetry readings, Doodle Baby Designs woodwork
  • Music: Fresh Picked string band (Saturday only)

Slightly North of Charleston: Open Saturday 9-4, Rain or shine

  • 160 S. Palmer St., Ridgeway, SC
  • Fine art gallery featuring Kathy Lynn Fine Art and local artisans
  • Items for sale: fine art, wind chimes, jams, jewelry, soaps, wood crafts
  • Artisans on Site: artwork and artisan items

Store 34: Open Saturday 9-4, Rain or shine

  • 18438 Newberry Rd, Blair, SC
  • STORE34 is a vintage shop with fun and unique vintage items for sale, many of which are farm-related.

The Oaks: Open Saturday & Sunday 9-4, Shine only

  • 6169 State Hwy 213, Winnsboro, SC
  • Historic home on the National Historic Register with formal gardens. Organic pecan and fruit orchards, organic herb and vegetable gardening, organically raised chickens. Offering tours and education of garden and farm practices.
  • Items for sale: flowers, herbs, herb related products
  • Kids activities will be available
  • Artisans on Site: Cheryl Reynolds Art (Saturday only) original acrylic paintings on canvas or wood, Pink Moon Tie Dye T-shirts and accessories, Sweet Lucy kid crafts, wreaths, pet bowties for your pets, Homemade Southern Blessings earrings and jewelry, MT’s Favorite Things (Sunday only) handmade items, Chic & Dude Enterprise LLC shaved ice, and wheel cake.

The SHE Garden: Open Saturday & Sunday 9-4, Rain or Shine

  • 450 Newberry Road, Winnsboro, SC
  • The SHE garden is owned by Christy Buchanan, who is an artist and professor of architecture. Colorful flowers, vegetables, and art. Structures are built with recycled materials, such as the bottle house.
  • Items for sale: bright funky art from recycled pieces and parts.
  • Artisans on site: Old South Creations from jewelry to pieces for the home and yard, Rockin’ Rags offering funky handmade stuffed animals and dolls.

The Window Box Jardinier Gardens: Open Saturday (only) 9-4, Rain or shine

  • 7219 Newberry Rd., Winnsboro, SC
  • First time beginning womanfarmer, designs native beds and gardens, wormcasting, microgreens, kitchen garden, bees, bunnies
  • Items for sale: flowers, honey, tea oil, castor oil, bath bombs, bath salts, gumball tinctures, honey wrappers
  • Craft for kids: slingshots with gum ball ammo, flower crowns

Wilde Rose Farm: Open Saturday & Sunday 9-4, Shine only

2437 SC 269, Winnsboro, SC

  • Wilde Rose Farm, established in 2019, is an 11-acre family farm located just outside Winnsboro. It raises pastured pork, chicken, and eggs. It also keeps honeybees and sell raw honey.
  • Items for sale: granola, eggs, meat products, and honey.
  • Kids activities available
  • Artisans on site: Just Rolled-cinnamon rolls and various types of cookies, Bows 2 Fros handmade accessories and cosmetics, By POPular Demand gourmet popcorn and other sweet treats

Contact us: (803) 767-5711 | P.O. Box 675, Blythewood, SC 29016 | [email protected]