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.