Saturday March 31, Farm Day Festival will showcase farmers across our area. 

The theme of this years festival is connecting historic ways of farming with techniques of the present according to organizer and Director of the Agriculture Museum of SC, Nikole Saylors.

The festival was moved last year to the Pendleton Historic Foundation Woodburn Historic House and Agricultural Museum of SC area on History lane in Pendleton. Organizers said it helped accommodate more people as well as fit extra exhibits that the festival could easily set up. 

The festival will include live music, live animals, historic home tours, demonstrations and a kids zone. Participants include Clemson Cooperative Extension, Tri County Technical College and more. 

Farmers will also attend to display their crops and show the community what they grow and how they grow it. One of those farmers includes Steve and his wife Jen Lorch of Table Rock Tea Company. 

Steve is a surgical nurse at Anmed Health Cannon

The couple is one of a handful of people growing tea in the US. Lorch said the crop is labor intensive and expensive to grow but his goal is to bring awareness to the opportunities it brings to the Upstate and turn this area into what he calls “tea country”. 

Farm Day runs 10 AM- 3 PM at $5 a person, strollers are free. Tri County Technical college is sponsoring the first 100 if it’s students to attend free.