Looking for a fun way to explore our state’s different sources of plant- and animal-based products? The South Carolina Agritourism Passport Program is an incentive program where people can earn free goodies for visiting places that are probably already on your to-do list! The good news is there are nearly two dozen farms not far from Greenville and Spartanburg. Visiting farms is more than a fun, family activity; it’s also a field trip worthy educational opportunity!
On a recent trip to York County, my kids and I discovered a cool incentive program through the State Agritourism Division. The SC Agritourism Passport Program is a free incentive for children and adults to get out and explore participating farms each year. Most of the locations are places you’ve already visited if you are a longtime follower of Kidding Around’s farm adventures. There are locations all over the state, with a bunch in the Upstate.
Participation is simple! On your visit to your first participating farm, just ask for the free passport book. As you visit the different farms, ask for your passport to be stamped. The more stamps you collect before the end of the year, the more prizes you earn.
- 10 Stamps – Certified SC hat
- 20 Stamps – Certified SC t-shirt
- 30 Stamps – Certified SC tumbler
Once you have the passport stamped, you just need to have it sent back to the SC Agritourism Association by the second week of the new year, and they’ll ship you the prizes earned.
Didn’t get all the stamps you hoped to? Don’t worry! You can start a new passport on January 1st, and earn all the prizes!
The passport is also a really handy resource for navigating the different farms of the state. It shows you which locations have festivals, animal experiences, U-Pick, corn mazes, and more.
On a related note, earn some stamps and have some summertime fun on the farm at South Carolina’s AG + ART Tour.
2022 AG + ART Tour dates:
- June 4-5 | Charleston County, Kershaw County, York County – East
- June 11-12 | Lexington County, Newberry County, Richland County, York County – West
- June 18 | Fairfield County
- June 25-26 | Chester County
Ready to start earning stamps? Here are the SC Agritourism Passport Program participants in Upstate South Carolina.
Aloha Windmill Farms
Greer | [email protected]
181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn | 864,484.3879
Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum Of South Carolina
120 History Lane, Pendleton | 864,646.7271
1037 Bailey Mill Road, Travelers Rest | 864,382.8904
Chattooga Belle Farm
454 Damascus Church Road, Long Creek | 864,647.9768
City Scape Winery
589 Dunklin Bridge Road, Pelzer | 864,329.6015
Denver Downs Farm
1515 Denver Road, Anderson | 864,515.4554
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of Denver Downs Farm
Eden Farms Horse Stables
4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta | 864,898.0043
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of Eden Farms Horse Stables
Elf Leaf Farm
141 N Campbell Road, Landrum | 864,331.9866
Greenville State Farmers Market
1354 Rutherford Road, Greenville | 864,244.4023
Happy Cow Creamery
332 McKelvey Road, Pelzer | 864,243.9699
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of Happy Cow Creamery
Hidden Pasture Unicorn Farm
108 Hidden Pasture Trail | 864,477.9284
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of Hidden Pasture Unicorn Farm
Hurricane Creek Farms
220 Moores Mill Road, Pelzer | 864,933.1343
JEB Berries Farm
270 Cannon Bottom Road, Belton | 864,982.4785
244 Windy Hollow Road, Walhalla | 864.482.1850
Lucky Acres Farm
1024 Milford Road, Townville | 864,903.1856
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of Lucky Acres Farm
2400 SC Highway 11, Travelers Rest | 864.320.2778
Old Rock Quarry Winery
620 Old Rock Quarry Road, Enoree | 864,969.9566
OnAgain OffAgain Farm
262 Hollis Drive, Spartanburg | 864,680.9845
Split Creek Farm
3806 Centerville Road, Anderson | 864,287.3921
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of Split Creek Farm
Table Rock Tea Company
118 High Hills Lane, Pickens | 864.915.0571
Twin Creeks Lavender
4638 Midway Road, Williamston
Walker Century Farm & Providence Farm
110 Walker Road, Anderson | 864,940.4593
Whispering Pines Farm
681 Campbell Bridge Road, Seneca | 864.360.3222
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of Whispering Pines Farm
Anne Springs Close Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill | 803.547.4575
Learn more from this Kidding Around Review of the Anne Springs Close Greenway
1800 Black Highway, York | 803.684.2333
1650 Filbert Highway, York | 803.684.2732
Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery
1860 Black Highway, York | 803.684.0690
Want to make a weekend of visiting these places to the east of us? We’ve got you covered with Kidding Around’s Guide To York County.
Enoree River Winery
1650 Dusty Road, Newberry | 803.276.2855
Oak Grove Farms of Gaston
872 Old Sandy Run Road, Gaston | 803.600.3010
The Alpaca Experience At Hanna Hands Farm
3283 Longtown Road, Ridgeway | 803.381.8186
Booth’s Christmas Tree Farm
5268 Adrian Highway, Conway | 843.365.3633
La Belle Amie Vineyard
1120 Saint Joseph Road, Little River | 843.399.9463
LW Paul Living History Farm
2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway | 843.915.5321
South Carolina Cotton Museum
121 West Cedar Lane, Bishopville | 803.484.4497
Charleston Tea Plantation
6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island | 843.559.0383
Deep Water Vineyard
6775 Bears Bluff Road, Charleston | 843.559.6867
Marsh Hen Mill
2995 Highway 174, Edisto Island | 843,603.0074
1002 Clements Crest Lane – Suite 130, Charleston | 843.701.4573
For more fun things to do in the Charleston Area, Check out Kidding Around’s Guide to Charleston.
Now that you are ready to head out on your Agri-Adventure, don’t forget to bring a cooler so you can bring home some of the delicious things you discover.
A complete list of the current participating farms statewide and be found on the SC Agritourism Association website.
See a farm you think should be included? Let the farm know! Let us know which farms you had visited, and which were your favorite!