Saturday, June 6, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Rowan County’s 3rd Annual Arts & Ag Farm Tour

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 10 am-4 pm

 

It’s a beautiful time of year on the farms of Rowan County, and the Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour offers a rare chance to see it all firsthand. In a unique combination of the county’s rich farm heritage and vibrant arts culture, visitors will learn about local farms and find working artists exhibiting their talent. Take time to visit with artists during your visit to each farm. You’ll find hand-crafted jewelry, decorative glass, photography, fiber, leather, mixed media, metal works, sculpture, wood, clay, watercolor, drawings, and decorative arts. This self-guided tour features 9 notable Rowan County farms with artists at each site. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a sneak peek into the talent of the working farmers and artists that make the county a true original.

 

It’s Free & Open to the Public

It’s Educational & Entertaining for Your Whole Family

It’s Your Chance to Get to Know Some of Rowan County’s 40+ Working Farmers

It’s an Opportunity to Explore the Growing, Diverse Art Community and Buy Their Wares

It’s a Chance to Purchase Fresh-from-the-Farm Produce

 

This self-guided tour is a first-of-its-kind in North Carolina. And it’s right here in Rowan County.

Rowan County’s 3rd Annual Arts & Ag Farm Tour

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 10 am-4 pm

 

It’s a beautiful time of year on the farms of Rowan County, and the Rowan Arts & Ag Farm Tour offers a rare chance to see it all firsthand. In a unique combination of the county’s rich farm heritage and vibrant arts culture, visitors will learn about local farms and find working artists exhibiting their talent. Take time to visit with artists during your visit to each farm. You’ll find hand-crafted jewelry, decorative glass, photography, fiber, leather, mixed media, metal works, sculpture, wood, clay, watercolor, drawings, and decorative arts. This self-guided tour features 9 notable Rowan County farms with artists at each site. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a sneak peek into the talent of the working farmers and artists that make the county a true original.

 

It’s Free & Open to the Public

It’s Educational & Entertaining for Your Whole Family

It’s Your Chance to Get to Know Some of Rowan County’s 40+ Working Farmers

It’s an Opportunity to Explore the Growing, Diverse Art Community and Buy Their Wares

It’s a Chance to Purchase Fresh-from-the-Farm Produce

 

This self-guided tour is a first-of-its-kind in North Carolina. And it’s right here in Rowan County.

Participating Farms

  1. Tranquility Farms
    11255 Unity Church Road | Mooresville, NC 28115
    Muscadine grapes, muscadine wine

  2. Lutheridge Farm
    455 Cline Road | Mount Ulla, NC 28115
    Conventional dairy, cheese making

  3. Ray Horton Farm Inc.
    1685 Lyerly Road | Mount Ulla, NC 28125
    Conventional corn, soybeans, wheat

  4. Hofner Organic Farms
    1030 Kerr Mill Rd Mount Ulla, NC 28125
    Organic dairy

  5. Rowan Country Life Museum
    550 Sloan Road | Mount Ulla, NC 28125
    The Country Life Museum is a long-held dream of the members of the Carolina Antique Power Association, who are preserving and displaying antique farm items to educate present and future generations on the rural way of life of the American farm family.
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  6. Evans Family Farm
    11180 NC 801 Hwy | Mount Ulla, NC 28125
    Pastured pork, poultry, on farm poultry processing

  7. Carolina Malt
    12969 Statesville Blvd. | Cleveland, NC 27013

  8. West Rowan High School FFA
    8050 NC Highway 801 | Mount Ulla, NC 28125
    A working school farm and agricultural education land laboratory, the farm has livestock (small and large), aquaponics, hydroponics, greenhouse horticulture, vermiculture, mushrooms, a traditional garden, an agricultural mechanics shop, and nature trails all for educational purposes. The FFA chapter has 450 FFA members and is a National Outstanding FFA Alumni chapter.
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  9. Patterson Farm Market & Tours
    10390 Caldwell Road | Mount Ulla, NC 28125
    Patterson Farm is a fourth-generation family farm that began in 1919. Today, the Patterson family grows strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, cantaloupes and corn. The farm hosts tours for schools and the public and operates a produce market and gift shop. Patterson Farm is known for its pick-your-own strawberry field, is home to a menagerie of farm animals, and welcomes visitors to its themed corn maze each fall.
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IT’S ALL ABOUT WORKING HANDS

Want to learn more about the many farms that dot the Rowan County landscape and meet talented artisans? Participants will see firsthand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, learn more about farm life, and purchase farm products and art at this two-day event. The self-guided tour is sure to entertain and educate. With more than 40 working farms in Rowan County, agriculture is our second largest economy.

IT’S ALL ABOUT WORKING HANDS

Want to learn more about the many farms that dot the Rowan County landscape and meet talented artisans? Participants will see firsthand where their food comes from, watch artists in action, learn more about farm life, and purchase farm products and art at this two-day event. The self-guided tour is sure to entertain and educate. With more than 40 working farms in Rowan County, agriculture is our second largest economy.

How Can Your Organization Get Involved?

In order to keep the event free to the public, the Farm Tour is being funded through grants and sponsorships. As a sponsor, you will share your organization with tour participants, while supporting local farmers and artisans.

2020 Sponsorship Form Coming Soon!

A project of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee and Rowan County Arts & Ag Series.

How Can Your Organization Get Involved?

In order to keep the event free to the public, the Farm Tour is being funded through grants and sponsorships. As a sponsor, you will share your organization with tour participants, while supporting local farmers and artisans.

2020 Sponsorship Form Coming Soon!

A project of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee and Rowan County Arts & Ag Series.

Farm Rules

  • Please do not bring pets to the farms because of state laws.
  • Please do not enter private homes.
  • Please do not leave children unattended.
  • Please take time to wash your hands and make sure that children wash their hands after petting any animal. You may also be asked to disinfect your shoes at farms with livestock to prevent farm-to-farm transmission.
  • Be aware that you are entering a working farm. Please be considerate of posted signs and potential hazards. Under state law, an agri-tourism professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an agri-tourism activity resulting from an inherent risk associated with the agri-tourism activity.

Hungry from Touring?

Rowan County is home to over 60 unique local restaurants, each bursting with their own original flavors. Go to www.VisitSalisburyNC.com to find a local restaurant, things to do, and places to see.

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