Ag+Art ready to start

First Posted: 10:59 am - June 26th, 2015

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This weekend, Fairfield County is one of five counties participating in the 2015 Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Whether you prefer bales of hay or Claude Oscar Monet, the 2015 Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour caters to your interests.

The self-guided tour spans five counties and two days. Ag + Art Tour sites will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“This is Fairfield County’s second year. We’re very excited,” said Terry Vickers, president of the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce and planning committee co-chair for Fairfield County’s Ag+Art Tour.

Fairfield County will feature six agriculture and art-filled sites, including Celtic Lane Farm, Ee-oh-lay Farm, Elder Farms, Fairfield County Farmers Market, The She Garden at the Painted Picket and Royal Greens.

“We have the same number of sites as last year, but they’re entirely different sites,” Vickers said.

Vickers said this year’s tour is expected to attract a large number of people to Fairfield County.

“We’re expecting at least 1,000 people,” Vickers said.

Celtic Lane Farm will feature Barbara Yongue’s Plein Aire Art and Herman Thompson’s metal sculpture and art. Ee-oh-lay- Farm will feature the Perfectly Imperfects, handloom knitting and home decor made from melted beads.

Elder Farms will feature soaps made by Kensey and Brad Elder, Pelham Lyles’ straw weaving and organic pet treats from Ruby’s Naturals. Fairfield County Farmers Market will have locally grown vegetables, honey and herbs for sale.

At the Painted Picket, there will be a chef on site cooking with herbs grown at Royal Greens. At Royal Greens, there will be artists from Fairfield Arts Council, painting and pottery.

“The Farmers Market in downtown Winnsboro will be having homemade ice cream on Sunday afternoon,” Vickers said. “It’s going to be a little warm, so after you visit the farm locations, come cool off with ice cream.”

The six ancillary sites in Fairfield County are Cornwallis House Tea Company, Blair College of Art, Emma & Lillie’s Cottage Goods, Fairfield County Historical Museum and Genealogy Society.

Fairfield County Council, Town of Winnsboro, Town of Ridgeway, Farm Bureau and Fairfield Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the event.

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