There are tons of fun events that make their way to Western North Carolina each year, but one of our favorites happens to be right in town. The Saluda Arts Festival brings thousands of people to our small mountain town every year to enjoy local art and entertainment. It’s the perfect place to spend the day searching for your next statement piece in your home or a gift for a loved one back home! Start planning your trip to the festival when you get a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide.
About the Saluda Arts Festival
The Saluda Arts Festival has become a springtime tradition in Western North Carolina. Thousands of people gather each May to celebrate the art and culture of the small town of Saluda. During this event, more than 80 local and regional artists are featured from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Plus, there are live entertainment and food vendors to keep you busy all day!
Where Does the Saluda Arts Festival Take Place?
The entire main strip of Saluda, NC, is transformed into a bustling market when the Saluda Arts Festival comes to town. It’s just a five-minute drive from Orchard Inn!
What would the Saluda Arts Festival be without the art? Every year, local artists from the surrounding area submit their work to be part of the festival. More than 80 amazing artisans and crafters are accepted to set up booths that stretch all the way down Main Street. You’ll find works such as paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, and more. It’s the perfect place to grab a souvenir, something unique for your home, or a gift for a loved one. You won’t be able to find many of these items anywhere else!
You’ll get a true taste of Western North Carolina culture when you listen to the live music throughout the festival. Spanning the entire day, you will be able to stop by the McCreery Park Pavilion and enjoy music spanning genres such as Americana, blues, folk, and contemporary. While there are no stages here, you can also find tons of entertainment by Saluda businesses and throughout the vendors. Walk from band to band!
Grab a Bite to Eat
Many love Main Street in Saluda because of the popular restaurants that line the roads. Whether you are looking for ice cream or a home cooked meal, you’ll find it here! Trust us, you won’t go hungry at the Saluda Arts Festival.
Book Your Stay Today
Does the Saluda Arts Festival sound like something you want to attend this year? You should! Stay right down the street at Orchard Inn. Browse through our cozy accommodations to start planning your stay. If you’re coming with your sweetheart, we suggest one of our comfortable rooms or suites. If you’re coming with family, you’ll love our spacious cottages! Wake up in the morning to a delicious breakfast to prepare you for your time at the festival. We can’t wait to host you!