Saluda North Carolina Tourism - Festivals, Events, Historic Sites, Landmarks, Outdoor Adventure

Saluda North Carolina Tourism and Travel Information

The town of Saluda is located off US 176 southeast of Hendersonville.


Saluda's main attraction is the historic district with its Victorian homes and buildings, antique shops, arts and crafts. It is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers scenic views.

Tours are available for the downtown historic district and area historic homes.

The town of Saluda was founded in 1881. Most of the buildings on Main street are listed on the Historic registrar of historic places. However, the buildings are now restaurants, shops and galleries.

There are some historic churches in Saluda dating back over 130 years.

Outdoor Attractions

Pearson's Falls is located off US 176. It is a 90 foot high waterfall. There is a 1/4 mile hiking trail to falls. Within the area is a forest, streams and a wildflower preserve.

Trails of the Green River Game Lands contain 16 miles of trails to explore.

Other nearby areas of interest with beautiful views include Greenville watershed, Heatherly Heights, and Lake Summit.

Events and Festivals

May-October - Tailgate Market featuring fresh fruits, vegetables

June - Coon Dog Day - food, parade, music, street dancing

May - Arts Festival featuring fine art as well as arts and crafts with live demonstrations. Exhibits include paintings and drawings, sculptures, jewelry, metal working, stained glass, wood working, photography and pottery. Artwork is for sale.

September - Town BBQ

December - Home town Christmas features holiday decorations on Main Street.