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AG + Art Tour of Pickens Co. happening May 18-19

PICKENS COUNTY, SC — Families around the Upstate are in for a treat as the Ag + Arts Tour makes its debut in Pickens County, South Carolina. The event, a collaboration between Clemson Extension and local organizations, promises a unique blend of agricultural exploration and artistic appreciation.

Scheduled for May 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the tour offers visitors a chance to delve into Pickens County’s rich agricultural heritage. With 14 sites on the itinerary, including farms, museums, and educational centers, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Katie Corbin, a representative from Pickens County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, highlighted the diverse offerings of the tour. “This is the first time that Pickens County is joining the statewide initiative put on by Clemson Extension,” Corbin said. “It’s a collection of farm site tours and art tour sites across the county.”

Visitors can look forward to a range of activities, from farm tours to art demonstrations and instructional classes.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn where your food comes from and how it’s made,” Corbin explained.

Josh Johnson, curator at the State Agricultural Museum in Pendleton, emphasized the importance of the event in educating the community about agriculture.

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“We want to talk about the history of agriculture, where our food has come from, and the culture of our farmers,” Johnson said. “Agriculture is a vital part of our state, and it’s essential to show people where their food comes from.”

The tour also aims to address concerns about food production methods by showcasing farms that practice no-spray methods. “Some of these farms do not use chemicals at all, which is a big concern for many people,” Corbin added.

One of the tour’s highlights is its accessibility. “This event is great for all ages, from kids to older adults,” Corbin said. “And the best part is, it’s free! Each farm site and tour site offers free entry, so everyone can join in the fun.”

Tour Sites:

  • Clemson Area African American Museum
  • Farm Girl Deliveries
  • Hunter Farms
  • Mushroom Mountain
  • Pickens County Museum of Art & History
  • Table Rock Tea Company
  • The Agricultural Museum of South Carolina
  • The Collaboration Station
  • The Happy Berry
  • The School of Mountain Arts & Heritage at the Holly Springs Center
  • Tiger Valley Market
  • Victoria Valley Vineyards

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore Pickens County’s agricultural roots and artistic flair. Pack up the family and head out for a weekend of fun, education, and discovery at the Ag + Arts Tour.

To learn more about this free event, visit agandarttour.com and follow along on Facebook.

 

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