Ag + Art Tour Returns to Kershaw County

The South Carolina Ag + Art Tour is coming to Kershaw County! This is a free, self-guided tour of farms and markets featuring local artisans at every stop! Visitors and residents will have the opportunity to visit six Kershaw County farms when the tour comes to here, Saturday and Sunday June 5th and 6th. There will be many other sites around the county with special activities and demonstrations.

According to Stephanie Tetterton, Kershaw County’s Ag + Art Tour Co-Chairman, this sixth annual agritourism super event is really coming together.

“There is a lot of excitement building here in the county for our big Ag + Art tour weekend. With last year’s pandemic and vaccinations now being distributed, people are ready to get out and enjoy outdoor events again!  Along with six key farms in the county, and our Kershaw County Farmers Market, we have more than 40 artisans signed up to present their talents and products at various farms along the tour route.”

Tetterton said the following farms will be featured in Kershaw County, and additional information is available on the Ag+Art Tour of Kershaw County Facebook Page:

Boykin Mill Farms, 73 Boykin Mill Road, Boykin – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm – Come on out to the historic crossroads of Boykin, SC and Boykin Mill Farms. Relax in a rocker on the porch of the Boykin Company Store and Grille and sip on a cool drink or grab a great meal. You can browse amid the country crafts and memorabilia at the store while you wait. There will be guided tours, the grits mill will be in operation, and demos of equipment in the broom factory, although it is not in operation. Enjoy an antique tractor display and take in a Sunday Service at Swift Creek Baptist Church.  If you are lucky, you just might spy a Boykin spaniel – the South Carolina state dog.  Artisans include:

-     Sew Simple Creations by Sharon Huffstetler
-     18th Century Cloth Dying and Demonstrations by Sheri Davis
-     Paper Crafting by Debbie Kenyon
-     Watercolors and Demonstrations by Riley Mae Sanner
-     Restoration and Caning Split Reed and Rush Seats, Vintage Rockers by Rodney South of South’s Treasures
-     Handcrafted Leather Goods by Jordan Sanner of Sanner Leatherworks
-     Cannon and Artillery Demonstrations by Tom Oblak
-     Farm Animals and Giant Tortoises by PTH Wildlife

Canebrake Apiary and Aquaponics, 1239 John G. Richards Road, Camden – Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday, 1pm-5pm - Canebrake is one of only two Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries in South Carolina. Their aquaponics system will be running for those who might be interested in learning how to do it themselves for sustainable vegetable production year round in SC. Are you interested in getting into beekeeping or perhaps you have a hive but could benefit from some guidance from these two Master Beekeepers? Then suit up! The Severts and the folks at Wateree Beekeeping Association will offer hive demonstrations and inspections on Saturday with tentative plans on Sunday (pending weather). Artisans and activities include:

-    Quilts by Chick Bee Quilts
-    Farm Fresh Eggs, Soaps and Honey from Canebrake for sale
-    Hive Demonstrations and Inspections
-    Eager Beaver 4-H Club will help visitors make animal tracks out of plaster of Paris and play wildlife-related games

The Kitchen Garden at Historic Camden, 222 Broad Street, Camden – Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday, 1pm-5pm – Historic Camden will be open with art featured at the Museum Gift Shop. In the McCaa Tavern there will be a Colonial era menu for tastings. Pass Along Plants and seeds will be exhibited and for purchase at the Colonial Horticulture Garden at The Drakeford House. Ticketed guided tours will be available to the Kershaw Cornwallis House. Artisans include:

-    Sudsy Dreams by Elizabeth Trager 
-    Handcrafted Wood Swings and Chairs by Jody Catoe
-    Bitz of Memory by Kayla Yelton – Handcrafted Tumblers
-    Southern Yankees Works, Hand burnt Wood Décor by Katelyn Sentner
-    Southern Pine Treasures by Rebecca Windham – Handmade Crafts from Nature
-    Leslie Blaine & Company by Leslie Blaine
-    Southern Maybell, Rustic Windchimes by Gail Cox
-    Hand Crocheted Items by Cindy Bryant
-    Handmade Leather Goods by Paul Haynes
-    Custom Crafted Wood Products by Stephanie and Dennis Eaton

Goat Daddy's Farm, 144 Tomahawk Trail, Elgin – Saturday, 10am-4 pm, Sunday, 1-5pm - Goat Daddy’s Farm is a Grade A goat dairy located on 25 acres of hardwoods in a rural location where wildlife and livestock can live among each other in harmony. They live amazing lives and are each treated like family. They sell raw goat milk, chèvre, heritage woodland raised pork, soaps, honey from our bee hives, eggs, whole chickens raised on our farm, and much more! Artisans and activities include:

-    Beer on Tap by Random Tap Brewers
-    Food by the Belgian Waffle Cart
-    Music by the Tom Coolidge Band
-    Serglasio Arts by Sue Shrader- Abstract Fused Glass Plates, Bowls and Jewelry
-    Flies by Moonpie by Thomas Boswell- Artisan Decorative Fishing Flies and Jewelry
-    Vitti Art by Chasity Rogers- Acrylic Painting and Customized Ornaments
-    Crmrose Creations –Hand painted Wooden Décor by Misty Coker
-    Paper Crafts and Journals by Debbie Ayers

Old McCaskill's Farm 377 Cantey Lane, Rembert – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm - This exceptional family-owned and super family-friendly farm and Bed and Breakfast is one-of-a-kind, hosting field trips & tours, weddings, summer farm camps, farm days in the spring & fall and country Christmas shopping in December. This is a major food stop for lunch - selling concessions such as BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, peanuts, drinks and more.  Old McCaskill’s is a working farm raising hormone & antibiotic free foods, and everyone can visit many interesting buildings, barns, vegetable garden, greenhouse and cellar. The farm store offers lamb, pork, goat, beef, chicken, eggs, canned goods, prepared meals, rice, grits, honey, goat cheese, and other specialty products, including homegrown lamb’s wool blankets, and more. Blacksmith Kennedy Bynum will be firing up the forge. A visit to the Brooder Room with incubator is a must.  Take a peek inside their commercial kitchen used for canning and Ashley's prepared meals. Artisans onsite include:
-    Ashley's Food, Meals & Dips To Go by Ashley Robinson   
-    Bay Mare Creations, Repurposed Horseshoe Art by Pam Wells
-    Barn Quilts by Debbie Calcutt
-    Leather Goods by Wayne McManus
-    Drift Away Arts, Driftwood art and jewelry by Emily McCaskill
-    Handmade Wreaths by Jacquelyn Davy
-    K9 Herbal Co. by Anne Hamilton – All natural products for farm animals
-    Handmade Farmhouse Décor by Natalie Jeffcoat

Quite Content Farm, 1115 Gardner St. Camden -    Saturday,10am-4pm, + Sunday 1-5pm – Quite Content is an urban farm located in downtown Camden. This year they are happy to present their blueberry garden!  Come see their collection of vintage farm tractors and explore this amazing garden.  Visitors can enjoy live music by folk artist Jeff Clark on both days. There will also be a special story hour for the children at 2pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. Homemade popcorn from corn grown at the farm will be for sale. Artisans and activities include:
-    Watercolors and Alcohol Inks by Pam Anscheutz
-    Watercolors by Alice Brooks                           
-    Watercolor Animals and Landscapes by Patti Johnstone
-    Watercolors and Acrylics by Lynn Bennet
-    Watercolors and Mixed Media by Terri Carter
-    Watercolors by Johna Esterburg
-    Paintings with Different Mediums by Wanda Stokes
-    Repurposed Metal Art, Hand Dyed Garments, Gourd Jewelry, Lotion, Soap and more by Stephanie Tetterton
-    Woodcarving by Don Esterburg
-    Barn Quilts by Cindy Strickland
-    Baked Goods made with fresh ingredients from Quite Content Farm by Anna Catoe
-    Pottery by Marti Wallace
-    Soaps by Robyn White with the Little Bear Soap Company
-    Simply Elegant Gourds by Terri Humphries and Linda Kincaid
-    Glass Blowing Demonstrations by David Russell with Russell Glassworks
  Other sites: Be sure to visit these other fun and informative Ag + Art-related locations while touring the county:     

Kershaw County Farmers Market, 906 Broad Street, Camden -  Saturday, 8 am-12pm - This great county market is a super site for the Ag + Art Tour each year. Centrally located in Downtown Camden, it features  a variety of vendors and food trucks! From locally grown/pastured raised meats and produce, to artisanal breads, organic pet treats, dips and dessert mixes, cheesecakes, plants and flowers, grains, jams and jellies, handmade soaps, local honey, crafters, kettle corn, and more! 
Littlefield Growers, 907 Broad Street, Camden, Saturday, 8:30 am – 1pm. Meet the horticulturist and shop this family and veteran owned and operated nursery, garden center, and landscape supplier.
Downtown Cultural District – Rutledge and Broad Streets, Camden – Explore South Carolina’s newest Cultural Arts District and take in several art galleries and businesses in this area who will all be having beautiful art and other items for sale – Rutledge Street Gallery, 508 Rutledge St.; The Edge of Broad Street, 938 Broad St.; Artists Attic, 930 Broad St.; The Loopy Lemon with art by Amy Sheheen, 611 Rutledge St- Come view paintings for sale by Amy and enjoy the atmosphere and excellent cuisine of Loopy Lemon Friday, Saturday or Sunday 11AM until 2 PM.
Gorget Distilling Company, 1974-A Whiting Way, Lugoff - Open Friday, 1-6 pm, and Saturday, 10 am- 4 pm. - Free tour and tastings for all Ag + Art Tour guests! You may taste up to 3ozs in either a combination of tastings and/or cocktails. All our products are available for purchase at the distillery.
Triangle Hardware, 2516 Broad Street, Dusty Bend, Camden, SC – Saturday, 8 am- 3 pm –Shop the extensive hardware and hunting supplies, see the new line of home décor and purchase sod with a turf expert to answer your questions.Southern Restyle, 954 Black River Road, Camden – Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 4pm. Shop market and vendors at this unique vintage restyle farm. Saturday, grab some breakfast, lunch, and coffee at the Blended Bakery Trolley. Music and Singing by Gracie Birchfield, Demos in the Barn Shop and many Crafters on site both days. 
South Carolina Equine Park, 443 Cleveland School Road, Camden – Open Saturday 8:30 am- 7 pm, Sunday 1-3 pm. Enjoy watching a Hunter Jumper Show, grab a meal or a snack in the café and shop at The Tack Room’s pop up shop.

For more information and up to date listings of activities, please be sure to like, share and follow @agandartkershaw on Facebook or contact the Ag + Art Kershaw Headquarters at the Robert Mills Courthouse at 803-432-2557 or email