Mark your Calendar for the Laurens County Ag+Art Tour Kickoff Event

April 10, 2024

The Laurens County Ag + Art Tour is gearing up for an exciting start as The Venue at Historic Black Grove Ranch in Newberry, SC, prepares to host the grand kickoff event on Thursday, May 2nd, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. This inaugural gathering will not only mark the commencement of the highly anticipated tour but will also feature a special and memorable ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Venue at Black Grove.

Attendees can anticipate an evening filled with excitement, networking opportunities, and celebration. Refreshments will be provided, offering guests ample time to mingle and connect with Newberry and Laurens County Ag+Art Tour Farms and Artisans.

“We are excited to announce that The Venue at Black Grove will be hosting the inaugural kickoff event for the Laurens County Ag + Art Tour. This event offers a wonderful opportunity for attendees to experience our event space,” said Walter Shealey, Owner of The Venue at Black Grove.

“The Ag+Art tour seeks to engage people by educating them about where their food comes from and connecting them with local farmers, ranchers, and artisans. Beyond serving as an event space, The Venue at Black Grove doubles as an Angus Cattle Ranch, just a few minutes outside the Laurens County line. Hosting the kickoff event here, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, makes it the perfect match,” says Christian Taylor, LCCC Tourism Marketing manager and Committee co-chair.

The Venue at Black Grove is located at 20751 US Highway 76, Newberry, SC 29108. Guests are encouraged to RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

Tour information can be found by visiting, and for the latest updates and behind-the-scenes peeks at the farm sites and artisans participating in the tour, follow us on Facebook at Ag and Art Tour Laurens County.