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Kershaw County Ag+Art Tour returns June 2-3

Posted: May 17, 2018 4:36 p.m.
Updated: May 18, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Visitors and residents alike will have the opportunity to experience firsthand where their food comes from, meet real farmers, watch artists in action, and event purchase something special, when the 2018 South Carolina Ag+Art Tour returns to comes to Kershaw County Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.

New this year is Quite Content Farm in Camden near Kendall Mill. This “urban farm” is a large vegetable garden farmed with a collection of vintage Farmall tractors. They will have beehives, honey, chicken tractors, purple Martin gourds, colonial style snake rail fencing, whirligigs, and handmade spoons.

Tour farm sites in Kershaw County June 2 and 3 include the following:

Quite Contact Farm -- 104 East Hampton St., Camden -- Featuring water colorists Dr. Alice Brooks and Patricia Johnstone painting on site and with art and gift cards for sale. Americana musician Jeff Clark entertaining from 1-5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Sweets and drinks (all veggie related, of course) will be available.

Old McCaskill’s Farm -- 377 Cantey Lane, Rembert (Saturday only) -- featuring Ashley’s homemade prepared meals, farm fresh meats, 100 percent woolen products and other goodies.

Goat Daddy’s Farm -- 144 Tomahawk Trail, Elgin -- featuring “Xquisitely Designed” glitter stemware and unique signage with snarky sayings by Vanessa Thenya Bonduranture and artisan Cindy Strickland with her painted barn quilt art.

Kershaw County Farmers Market -- 906 Broad St., Camden (Saturday until noon only) -- featuring growers, artisans, and more.

Also enjoy the “Ag+Art Walk” taking place in Camden, featuring The Artist Attic at 930 Broad St.; Rutledge Street Gallery at 508 Rutledge St.; and Northlight Studio at 607 Rutledge St.

And while visitors are in Kershaw County, be sure to check out these other great “At+Art” attractions, including:

• Beyond Bargains Nursery, 756 Hwy 1 N, Camden

• Gorget Distilling Company, 1974A Whiting Way, Lugoff -- Saturday only -- Free tasting & tour

• Historic Boykin Mill Store, 73 Boykin Mill Road, Boykin -- Saturday only -- Country store with lunch.

• Littlefield Growers, 907 Broad St., Camden -- Saturday only

• Longleaf Flowers & Plants, 1011 Broad St. (TenEleven Galleria), Camden -- Saturday only

The Ag+Art Tour is the nation’s largest free self-guided farm tour featuring local artisans and farmers markets, and this is the third year Kershaw County is participating.

The Kershaw County Ag+Art Tour takes place on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 3 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and are completely free of charge. For tour information, visit www.agandarttour.com/kershaw.

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