There is one thing that spring brings that no one can resist — a 40% off winter clothing and shoe sale! Be sure to come by soon while a good supply of brand name products remain.

Also, check out new arrivals of children’s green, red and blue Saluda Outfitter tees and the ever popular bear hoodies. Kids love them and they make great gifts for Grandma and Grandpa to take back to the little ones after a vacation to the mountains.

For our adult clientele was have new Kuhl and Landmark just arrived. Drop by to see our spring selection with items arriving almost daily.

New Product Lines

The store has added some new products in the retail department. We now carry Southern Sun Farms CBD products. These products come straight from a family farm in Archer, Fla., which is part of the FAMU (Florida A&M University) Research Hemp Pilot Program. This program is certifying new genetics for the commercial industry. Products now available at SO include 1,000mg CBD oil, 1,000mg CBD cooling rub, 750mg CBD gummies and 300mg CBD dog treats.

In addition to our very popular Red Clay soap from Traveler’s Rest, S.C., we now have SoapRocks, “a hybrid vegetable glycerin soap infused with added extracts of earth.” Both types of soap come in a variety of scents. Red Clay soaps are made of pure goat’s milk. SoapRocks replicates the earth’s precious stones, are gentle for sensitive skin and contain no animal products.

Other offerings include a variety of new candles, a selection of custom trout fishing rods and brand new addition of Wigi T-towels featuring some of your favorite animals.

Special Events

March was a great month in Saluda and our team was especially proud that many Saluda businesses joined with Saluda Outfitters/Green River Eddy’s to support an inspirational young girl who is fighting a battle for her life. Thanks for donations provided by Saluda businesses for a raffle and silent auction, as well as a $2,000 match by SO owners Ryan and Amber Griffin to cash donations, the March 20 fundraising pulled in more than $6,000 with funds continuing to trickle in. The money will be used to help 10-year-old Selah Grace Henderson of Hendersonville as she faces a returning and life threatening cancer. It is always great to have a community pull together for a good cause! Donations can also be made at https://ahealinggrace.org/support-a-family.

A second special event, the Rock’n’Roll Truth Fest, is being coordinated for May 15. This music festival is a fundraiser for Blue Ridge Humane Society. Program funds have dwindled during the pandemic and the nonprofit was also hit with an unexpected expense when the catalytic converters were stolen from their vans. Plans are in the works and Saluda businesses are welcome to participate with a small sponsorship. For more details, call Angela at 843-655-9788. We’ll have more details available in early April.

Entertainment at SO and GRE

Saluda Outfitters is proud to be able to help local musicians who have struggled to make a living during the pandemic crisis by offering them a venue to perform indoors and outdoors. (Check this publication for a full listing of upcoming performances during April.) As the weather warms up, we will be expanding our music offerings and including our outdoor stage areas. For information on booking a gig with us, email Angela at info@saludaoutfitters.com with your contact information, a short bio and link to your music.

Currently, music is scheduled for Saturday evenings from 7-10 p.m. Our new indoor stage, The Sound Garden, is open and ready to accommodate live entertainment. There have been lots of renovations over the last couple of months including the addition of a game room downstairs so stop by to check us out! In mid-April, we will celebrate our fourth year in business here in historic Saluda. We can’t wait to celebrate with all our great customers and friends.

April Hours (hours will shift as weather improves):

We are excited to announce that our food truck is open and in full swing. That means those ½-pount burgers are back, along with a whole new menu provided by Chef Waii Lee who is spicing things up for the spring and summer (think Szechuan Cowboy Chili, smoked wings or pulled pork sandwiches).

Our retail store and tap room are open 7 days a week starting April 1. Hours are as follows throughout April:

—10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

—10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays

—10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays (food truck 4-9 p.m.) and Saturdays (food truck 12-9 p.m.)

—10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays (food truck open 12-7 p.m.)

Stay in touch via our Facebook page @saludaoutfittersnc where we routinely post updates; on Instagram @saludaoutfitters; or on our website: www.saludaoutfitters.com.

Live Music at Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill

Shows are Saturdays 7-10 p.m.

April 3 | Shadez of Crazee is an acoustic brother duo from Mooresville, N.C. who are Rutherford County natives. They play originals and popular classic and southern rock covers.

April 10 | Chris Wayne of Greenville, S.C., plays 1950s Americana encompassing rockabilly, country and blues.

April 17 | Sly Sparrow of Spartanburg is a trio playing originals as well as rock, Top 40 and blues.

pril 24 | Silver Travis Band of Spartanburg is a little bit country, a little bit Americana and a lot of Southern rock and blues. Writing and performing their own music is their first love.

May 1 | The Basement  Bunch of Tryon is a combination of talented musical artists with extensive backgrounds of performing all over the country  (think Jim Peterman of the Steve Miller Band on keyboard and Vinnie Corda on sax and flute). They bring some great American rock’n’roll, rhythm and blues and funk to the stage.