October is a great time of year in the Western North Carolina Mountains. The leaves change colors, the air gets brisk and life just seems fresher. Come for a visit to soak in some of our clean mountain air. You can even take your mask off to do it six feet apart!

It is time for hoodies, long sleeve shirts and light jackets and Saluda Outfitters has just stocked up on all. We have a great fall collection of warm and comfortable apparel, hiking boots and outdoor gear.  Check it out when you are ready to get outside and have some fun.

Speaking of having fun, see what October 31 brings.

First Annual Halloween Celebration

Join us for some Halloween fun, Saturday, October 31. Bring the kids and wear your favorite Halloween masks. The kids can get some candy in a safe environment and there will be an adult costume contest later in the evening. Special music will begin at 6 p.m. with Young-Chhaylee of Charlotte and Sly Sparrow of Spartanburg will kick off the adult party from 8-11 p.m.

We’ll also be collecting canned goods for Thermal Belt Ministry, a nonprofit that provides assistance to those in need in the Polk County area. There is a $10 contest fee with a portion benefitting the Ministry. There will be cash prizes and participants must be present to win. Winners will be announced at 9 p.m. Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for more details as the date nears.

Fall Business Hours

As the weather gets cooler and business slows a little, we are adjusting our hours as follows:

Retail | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday

Tap Room | 12-7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 12-9 p.m. Sunday & Thursday; 12-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Food Truck | 12-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Outdoor gear for fall is rolling in at Saluda Outfitters! We have finally received our e-bikes and they will be ready soon for sale or rental.

In the apparel department, check out the Fall deliveries of your favorite Saluda Outfitters’ brands including Kuhl, Howler Bro’s, Meridian Line and much more.

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill has been booming with great food and action. We continue our Friday Night Open Mic events with great musical talent from around the area and Saturdays are always booked with live bands, trios or duos. (Check out our music for the month elsewhere in this publication). The grill is red hot with freshly cooked foods.

Thanks to all our faithful customers for helping us keep our doors—and those of other Saluda businesses–open during these trying economic times.

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

 

Outdoor Music During Dinner at Saluda Outfitters/Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill, 435 Main St., Saluda.

Friday, Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m. | Host Steve Prickelmeyer of upstate South Carolina is an acoustic guitarist/songwriter.

 Saturday, Oct. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Basement Bunch of Tryon brings Americana and rock’n’roll genres plus much more.

Friday, Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m. | Host Brock Elam is an area guitarist with a lot of talent so come join him for Open Mic fun.

Saturday, Oct. 10 , 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Zendetta, an R&B group from Tryon consists of  Vinnie Corda on flute and sax, Jim Peterman on keyboard and Marco Noto on drums.

Friday, Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m. | Host Human Ladder (Ryan Price) of WNC is a seasoned guitar player, singer/songwriter who brings a lot of talent to the stage.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Exit 83 is an upstate South Carolina band that plays some southern rock and country.

Friday, Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m. | Host is the Mountain Laurel Duo featuring Jane Mayer and son Luke Willis.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Chris Ferree & Medicine Crow is a neo-traditional Native Americana rock band with world, jazz and blues influences. 

Friday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m. | Host Chris Smith, is a singer/songwriter and front man for Hendersonville’s Carolina Bound.

Saturday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. | Young-Chhaylee of Charlotte will help kick off our Halloween Celebration with live music on the deck. 

Saturday, Oct. 31, 8-11 p.m. | Sly Sparrow of Spartanburg, will feature rock, top 40, blues and a mix of genres as they host our Halloween Celebration at a special time.

 

It is June already and we are so happy to be back open seven days a week to serve our loyal customers and welcome new ones! It has been a difficult couple of months for all Saluda business owners and we are grateful to the Saluda mayor, town and county officials for their support of local business and for their help in restarting the economy here.

Please check out this great article about Saluda Outfitters published in the Beverly-Hanks “Welcome to Western North Carolina Magazine” recently, along with some other super articles about our little historic town of Saluda. Just click on the following link: https://www.beverly-hanks.com/blog/saluda-outfitters. You can also stop by Saluda Outfitters to pick up a copy.

Saluda Outfitters is super excited that new apparel shipments are arriving almost daily. Customers can look forward to the new selection of KÜHL for men and women. Our shoe department is being stocked this spring/summer with 2020 Chacos, Keen hiking and water shoes, Astral, and Olukai shoes and sandals. Saluda Outfitters has the only full shoe department in town, so be sure to check out the new styles.

Additionally, we have received new T-shirts by Meridian Line and Landmark Project. There is a brand new shipment of Howler Brothers men’s clothing and hats; new Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill logo tees and hats with leather logo patch by Richardson. Plus some of our locals’ favorites — Socksmith free-spirited summer socks, Saluda Outfitters Modern Forestry candles in new summer scents and Red Clay goat’s milk soaps including our hot sellers and wonderful summer fragrances.

You will need sunglasses to fight the summer sun, so come in for a new pair of Suncloud sunglasses in a variety of styles from aviator to rimless. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than in an ENO hammock.

We also want you to know that we are making every effort to have product in our store that is either made entirely in the USA or manufactured in partnership with the USA and specific countries (excluding China).

We have a great lineup of bands to play on our extensive outdoor deck during dinner hours for both Friday Open Mic Nights and Live Music Saturdays that includes some of our favorite returning bands and some new talent from around Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. On the deck, tables are socially distanced. Menus, tables, bathrooms and retail are being constantly wiped down and cleaned for the safety of our staff and customers and all staff will adhere to strict rules of not coming to work if they have any symptoms of any type of sickness at all.

In our Bike Shop, we still have some great deals on Giant and Liv bicycles and accessories. We are redoing our downstairs bike shop to provide better service. Customers will be surprised to find some other changes in retail and the tap room when they return to town for summer visits. We’ve used the down time mandated over the last few weeks by the pandemic response to do some cleaning and renovations. We think customers will be very pleased with the changes.

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

Stay safe and healthy and come see us soon so you can “Come In, Gear Up & Get Outside” for some much deserved summer fun and relaxation!

 

Outdoor Music During Dinner at Saluda Outfitters/Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill, 435 Main St., Saluda.

Friday, June 5, 6-9 p.m. | Steve Prickelmeyer of Upstate South Carolina, acoustic guitar

 Saturday, June 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | AstroSauce of Hendersonville, progressive/classic rock

 Friday, June 12, 6-9 p.m. | Mark Dawson of Spartanburg, acoustic guitar

 Saturday, June 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Second Souls of Upstate SC and WNC area, Americana/originals/blues/rock

 Friday, June 19, 6-9 p.m. | Gary & Vicky Goodspeed of Tryon, guitar & keyboard

Saturday, June 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Basement Bunch of Tryon, American rock’n’roll

 Friday, June 26, 6-9 p.m. | Bill Loftus of Flat Rock, guitar & harmonica

 Saturday, June 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Exit 83 Band of Upstate SC, southern rock/country/originals

 

 

Happy New Year from Saluda Outfitters!

First thank you to our community and our favorite visiting friends for making 2019 such a great year at Saluda Outfitters! As we move into the New Year, we still have plenty of great buys left in retail, as well as in our shoe department and adventure gear sections just in case Santa let you down.

Check out our wonderful cold weather coats from Kuhl, Mountain Khakis and Marmot as well as Mountain Khakis, Marmot and Howler Bros vests discounted for year-end at 25%Off. We have a few of our Saluda Outfitters beanies made by Richardson and Marmot and Smartwool gloves and beanies to keep you cozy and warm 30%Off.

Our Saluda Outfitters and Green River Eddy’s hoodies and long-sleeve tee shirts were a huge hit over Christmas. For year-end we are offering them at 25%Off. Our Kuhl denim for her is a huge 40%Off.

Our shoe department was a big hit in 2019 with the addition of Sorel boots, so our size runs may be limited, but stop by to see which great waterproof boots are left in stock and save 25%Off, along with 30%Off Olukai and Chaco sandals.

In the gear department, Stohlquist and NRS PFD’s are 30%Off; SailFin SUP’s and Pyranha kayaks remain 50%Off while supplies last.

You can’t beat the buys in our Clearance Closet. We are going BOGO—Buy One Get One Free of equal or lesser value! I mean, who does that!!

If all the keen-eyed shoppers didn’t snatch them up, we may still have some hugely discounted bicycles. You won’t get a better deal anywhere on these high quality outdoor adventure items.

 WINTER HOURS

The store and tap room will remain open on a full-time schedule for New Year’s. Beginning the second week of January; however, our winter hours will take effect with retail closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The tap room will open from 4-9 p.m on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and both retail and the tap room will observe regular hours the rest of the week. We will continue our Friday and Saturday night music and Friday to Sunday winter grill menu.

Weekly activities include:

— Friday Open Mic Nights hosted by a variety of local musicians 6-9 p.m. Local talent is welcome to sign up and share some music or song.

–Saturday Night Live Music Venue hosts musicians from around the region performing inside the taproom during winter months 6-9 p.m. We have some musicians performing for the first time at Saluda Outfitters so don’t miss these talented acts.

 There is always something to eat at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill as we offer a select menu at the bar. Our menu selections are changing for the winter, so give us a call for an update at 828-848-4060. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the winter menu selections.

For your one-stop outdoor adventure shopping, visit us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us @saludaoutfittersnc and @greenrivereddystaproom on Facebook, on Instagram  at saludaoutfitternc or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outside!

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

Friday, Jan. 3, 6-9 p.m. | Open Mic with musical hosts Gary & Vicky Goodspeed of Tryon

Saturday, Jan. 4, 6-9 p.m. | Donald Yelton of Horse Shoe, N.C.

Friday, Jan. 10, 6-9 p.m. | Open Mic with musical host Don Silvey of Spartanburg

Saturday, Jan. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Michael Cash of Spartanburg

Friday, Jan. 17, 6-9 p.m. | Open Mic with musical hosts Gary & Vicky Goodspeed of Tryon

Saturday, Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m. | Bill Loftus of  Flat Rock, N.C.

Friday, Jan. 24, 6-9 p.m. | Open Mic with musical host Doc Lewis of Spartanburg, S.C.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 6-9 p.m. | Steve Pricklemeyer of Upstate South Carolina

Friday, Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m. | Donald Yelton of Horse Shoe, N.C.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m. | Don Silvey of Spartanburg, S.C.

 Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill is located at Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.

 

 

Fall Apparel Arriving

You do not have to fight the traffic and construction congestion to find the perfect fall fashions and boots. Saluda Outfitters is proud to add SOREL into our women and men’s shoe selection. Founded in 1962, SOREL combines expert craftsmanship and of-the-moment design to create all-season footwear. What began decades ago with premium boots is now a brand dedicated to both functionality and fashion. SOREL’S signature styles incorporate waterproof technology for the perfect outdoor accessory for the on-the-go individual.

A brand new shipment of Kuhl for men and women has just arrived. New fall colors are perfect in shades from wine to cedar rose and fog harbor to moonrock.

Landmark tees and beanies in new designs of our beautiful Carolinas are in store the first of September. In addition, the ever-popular Hip Bear and Captain Bird Beard in long sleeve tees and hoodies are arriving.

Introducing our own Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill long sleeve tees and brand new colors in Saluda Outfitters women’s V-neck tees, kids tees and more. Saluda Outfitters has the outdoor apparel and gear for all your outdoor activities.

Other Fall arrivals include Meridian Line, Socksmith, Keen and Elan. Come early to get your pick of sizes and colors.

Labor Day Weekend Sales

It’s the sale of the year through Labor Day Monday!

Get ready to ride with a new Giant bicycle with 2018 and 2019 bikes priced at our cost. We need room for our 2020 bikes so come on down and check out the sales for one weekend only! Plus 25% of any item in the bike shop with your bike purchase.

Or, you might want to hit the water with a 20%OFF Pyranha kayak or 40%OFF Sail Fin SUP (inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board with accessories included). Plus, 30%OFF paddling accessories including Werner paddles, Sweets or NRS helmets and Stolquist and NRS PFD’s (personal flotation devices) with the purchase of a kayak.

This weekend ONLY, if you failed to get new sandals for the summer, get them now at 20%OFF Olukai, Keen, Chaco and Astral sandals. We also have summer hats at 20%OFF from Kuhl, Howler Bros., Free Fly, LLM and our own Green River Eddy’s and Saluda Outfitters caps.

With summer ending around the corner, we’re offering all Badger sun care products at 30%OFF; Exoficio underwear for him and her at 30%OFF; and for those fall camping lovers, check out the 20%OFF Labor Day Weekend ONLY camping gear sale—Marmot tents, Marmot sleeping bags, all camping gear and everything ENO!

Our Clearance Closet also has markdowns up to 60%OFF and you never know what great deal you will find there as new clearance items are added.

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill

Tap Room hours are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Sunday to Thursday

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Friday & Saturday

Weekly activities include:

–Thirsty Thursdays, select $4 drafts and $5 and $6 wines;

–Friday Open Mic Nights hosted by Gary and Vicky Goodspeed. Local talent is welcome to sign up and share some music or song.

–Saturday Night Live Music with bands from around the region performing on our outdoor deck or inside as needed due to weather. (see full schedule for September elsewhere in this publication)

There is always something to eat at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill as we offer a select menu at the bar. Our full freshly prepared-to-order menu, however, is available Friday to Sunday.

Youth Theater Fundraiser

Be sure to join us Saturday, September 7, for a fundraiser for the Young Acting Krew of the Saluda Historic Depot. This youth acting group is led by Dr. Corinne Gerwe. Join The Heart Pine Band from Greenwood, S.C.,  in raising much needed funds to support this youth effort in Saluda. The band will donate its fee for the evening and any other donations will be accepted as well. There will be food available, as always, from the grill, craft beer and domestics, wine and non-alcohol drinks. The event will be held on our expansive deck weather permitting so bring the family (kids and dogs on leash are welcome).

For your one-stop outdoor adventure shopping, visit us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us @saludaoutfittersnc and @greenrivereddystaproom on Facebook, on Instagram  at saludaoutfitternc or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outside!

Live Music at Saluda Outfitters

Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill

Fridays, 6-9 p.m.: Open Mic Nights, area musicians and vocalists invited to stop by and share their talents. Sign-up sheet available with hosts Vicky and Gary Goodspeed of Tryon.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Heart Pine Band of Greenwood, S.C., Fundraiser for YAK (Youth Acting Krew of the Saluda Historic Depot), acoustic Americana

Saturday, Sept. 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Eric Congdon & Paul McIntire of Asheville, Americana and blues

Saturday, Sept. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Second Souls, regional band with gritty originals, eclectic covers, rhythms and grooves

Saturday, Sept. 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Andrew Thelston Trio of Asheville, guitar heavy and original rock’n’roll with blues influenced solos.

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill is located at Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.

 

Saluda Outfitters Retail Store and Bike Shop

There is nothing more fun than taking a bike ride with the family on a nice summer day. Right now, Saluda Outfitters’ bike shop has some great deals on last year’s models–brand new and ready for a new home. Giant is the world’s largest producer of high quality bicycles and Saluda Outfitters is proud to be an official Giant bicycle dealer. Giant bikes provide the ultimate cycling experience for cyclists from beginners to Tour de France racers.

Drop by our bike shop for information on a bike that fits your lifestyle and check out our 2018 sale prices, as well as our rental fleet of e-bikes and bike gear in our full-service shop.

Saluda Outfitters is also a Pyranha kayak and Sail Fin stand up paddleboard dealer, all currently marked at 10% off retail price. The Sail Fin comes with a collapsible paddle, dual action pump, repair kit and gear carry bag—everything you need for a fun day on the river or lake. Our colorful Pyranha kayaks include the kid’s Rebel, the Ripper, the Machno and other models. In fact, as a Pyranha dealer, we can help you find the kayak that best fits your favorite water adventure.

Come visit our sale and clearance closet for last minute summer deals. We have summer sale product at 20% off from Kuhl, Howler Bros, White Sierra, Elan, Keen, Chacos and more. Get these steals while they last as we have limited quantities and sizes!  Retail hours are 10 a.m. daily with closing at 6 Sunday to Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill

Tap Room hours are: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Sunday to Thursday

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Friday & Saturday

Weekly activities include:

–Thirsty Thursdays, $4 drafts and $5 and $6 wines;

–Friday Open Mic Nights, local talent welcome to sign up and share their music

–Saturday Night Live Music with bands from around the region performing on our outdoor deck. There will be a special Sunday, Aug. 25, performance by The Glissandos, a duo from Asheville and France who will bring their original music on cello and fiddle to the stage.

There is always something to eat at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill as we offer a select menu at the bar. Our full freshly prepared-to-order menu, however, is available from the grill as follows: 12-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday; and 12-7 p.m. Sunday.

Don’t forget about H2o Dreams. The whitewater experts offer equipment rentals at the Yak Shak out back of the store, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Contact the H2o Dreams team at 828-571-0278 or at info@h2odreams.com.

The staff at Saluda Outfitters send our great appreciation to Cathy Jackson for her support since our opening in 2017. Her dedication has  provided a way for Saluda businesses and organizations to keep the public informed about happenings in this little historic town and we appreciate that she has found a talented replacement to keep this publication going into the future.

For your one-stop outdoor adventure shopping, visit us soon at 435 Main St. Follow (and LIKE) us @saludaoutfittersnc and @greenrivereddystaproom on Facebook, on Instagram  at saludaoutfitternc or visit our website at www.saludaoutfitters.com. Come in! Gear up! Get Outside!

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Live Music at Saluda Outfitters

Fridays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Green River Eddy’s Tap Room & Grill

Fridays, 6-9 p.m.: Open Mic Nights, area musicians and vocalists invited to stop by and share their talents. Sign-up sheet available with hosts Vicky and Gary Goodspeed of Tryon.

Saturday, Aug. 3 | Mark and Brian of Charlotte

Saturday, Aug. 10 | Tim Winter Jazz Trio of Saluda and WNC area

Saturday, Aug. 17 | Second Souls of Saluda and WNC area

Saturday, Aug. 24 | The Dancing Fleas of Shelby

Sunday, Aug. 25 | The GLISSANDOS of Asheville and France

Saturday, Aug. 31 | The Basement Bunch of Tryon

Green River Eddy’s Tap Room is located at Saluda Outfitters, 435 Main St. (turn on Shand Street). Call (828) 848-4060.