Saturday, June 24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 25
Free, Self-guided tour of Fairfield County farms and markets featuring local artisans!
Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce
Gypsy Wind Farms
Fairfield County Sponsors
- Fairfield County
- Fairfield County Farm Bureau
- Town of Winnsboro
Where to Stay
Years Participating: 4
Welcome to Fairfield County
Fairfield County, located in the Olde English
District of South Carolina between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC via
I-77 and is rich with history and agriculture. The county name is believed to have originated with Lord Cornwallis, when in 1780-1781 during the Revolutionary War, he and his British Troops wintered in Winnsboro. While taking in the view of the surrounding area from his second floor window, Cornwallis declared “Oh, What Fair Fields, . . ” thus Fairfield County.
How to Enjoy the Tour
Step 1: Choose several tour sites below to visit, being aware that you might not be able to see everything in one day. You can start anywhere - the tour is self-guided and there is no admission charge!
Step 2: Load up your car with your friends and family and begin your tour! Bring a cooler and pick up some fresh veggies, let your kids enjoy a hay-ride and barnyard animals, watch our artists in action and enjoy a day in the country!
Step 3: Visit our Ag + Art Tour information table at your first tour stop to sign-in. You will be counted at each tour stop you visit but you only need to sign in at your first stop. Be sure to use #agandarttour in all of your social media check-ins!
Step 4: Don't forget to check out farms and artisans in other participating counties!
With 11 counties over 4 weekends there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!
Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour Sites
F1. Fairfield County Farmers Market
Winnsboro, SC 29180
There will be locally grown vegetables, herbs and honey at the Historic Town Clock Market Area.
Blair, SC 29015
We are a small farm focusing on the conservation of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep. Come meet our Blackbelly Sheep and Mangalitsa pigs with long, curly hair and take a walk on our trails.
F3. Meadow Lou Farm
53 Meadow Lou LaneWinnsboro, SC 29180
A family farm that has been in operation for over 110 years. Once a dairy farm we now take pride in growing healthy pesticide free vegetables for our family. We have a small stand located here where we sell our vegetables and local honey from our neighboring farms. Visitors to the farm will enjoy our old country scenery and a taste of something homegrown!
- We will have BBQ and Hash for sale on Saturday. All kids will receive the choice between a pumpkin or sunflower plant to take home while supplies last!
187 Phoenix DriveRidgeway, SC 29130
A small, family farm located in the outskirts of Ridgeway, SC. REDS' specialty is fresh eggs from our many varieties of over 100 chickens. We also have over an acre of fresh, seasonal vegetables. Be sure to bring a cooler, as eggs and vegetables will be for sale.
- Come take a tour of our chicken coop, see our bee hives, miniature donkey and horse, pigs, and baby milk goats.
F5. Rosewood Farm and Agripark
703 Rosewood LaneWinnsboro, SC 29180
A family friendly venue that focuses on agriculturally based entertainment and education. We offer horseback riding lessons/pony rides, Lipizzaner horse demos, tractor pulled hay rides, a petting zoo, gem mine, dinosaur dig, fall festivals, rodeos (in the near future) kids play structures/zip lines, various inflatables, jumping pillow, rock wall/bungee jump, large covered picnic area, cabin rentals, nature trails, western town (coming soon) large organic garden, Haunted woods (Halloween) Christmas lights, and much, much, more!
F6. Royale Blair Farms
2592 Buckhead RoadBlair, SC 29015
Old plantation home built in 1812, offering historical stories about the site. Currently have livestock- Horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys at the plantation.
- Face Painting
- History of the Plantation
- Pheasant Breeder
- Roping Lessons
F7. The Barclay School at Magnolia Farm
631 Longtown RoadRidgeway, SC 29130
Only open Saturday, June 24
Our school produces Bunnies Brew, a rabbit tea fertilizer, hand roasts coffee (Fair Trade, Organic, Shade grown) and we will be making goat cheese and possibly other products from goats' milk. We will have a raised bed garden and a butterfly garden and shade garden. There is a hand built log cabin on the site, a small pond, and 100 acres of trails.
F8. The She Garden at the Painted Picket
1450 Newberry RoadWinnsboro, SC 29180
We are a whimsical and fun studio space with unusual garden creations. See our wine bottle house with a growing roof for herbs and container gardening in file cabinet drawers and other unusual items. Don’t forget to visit with our free-range chickens and ducks!
There will be continuous guided tours of Christy's wonderful farm. She raises vegetables, herbs, and flowers, in all kind of containers you can imagine. Her garden is the inspiration for her art studio (christyart.net) where you can purchase some of her fun artwork. You will see how to use those "discarded" items and incorporate them into your designs.
As with last year, Ernest Lee (the famous chicken man) will be on site to sell you some of his wonderful collectible artwork on Saturday. Saturday and Sunday, Mavis Stevens (Atlanta Fiber Artist) will be selling her chicken egg vests, and showing you how to make one of her creative dolls. You may even get to take one home. She will also be coordinating a "Yarn Bomb" for Christy's garden. On Sunday there will be live goats and Donita's soap that she makes from her goats.
F9. Triple J Farm
145 Cammack RoadWinnsboro, SC 29180
We are small family farm that is grass-based. We raise grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and pigs. We also have fresh eggs from free-range laying hens.
While you are in Fairfield County be sure to check out these other great agriculture and art related attractions...
Antiques and Oddities
150 S. Dogwood Ave.Ridgeway, SC 29130
Unique antiques including books, linens, housewares, and furniture!
141 S. Congress StreetWinnsboro, SC 29180
Cornwallis House Tea Company
141 S. Congress StreetWinnsboro, SC 29180
Open Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We blend our own teas both hot and iced. Unique blends like Fairfield Green, The Patriot and more. We are also an intimate restaurant with wonderful homemade soups, salads and special desserts.
Fairfield County Arts Council Gallery
115 S. Palmer StreetRidgeway, SC 29130
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PMSunday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Special multi-medium exhibit created by local artists.
Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180
"Send the Word, We'll Be There: World War I exhibit at the Fairfield County Museum"
Open Saturday, June 24
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Palmer Street Market
120 Palmer StreetRidgeway, SC 29130
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMSunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Local Honey, Maple Bacon Jam, Moonshine Pickles and an assortment of jams, jellies, and baked goods.
Want to help support the tour? Serve on the Fairfield County Planning Team! Committees include farms, artisans, marketing, fundraising, and volunteer recruitment. Contact Fairfield County Chairperson, Terry Vickers, at [email protected].