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Saluda Winterfest in Saluda, NC

January 17, 2015, February 28, 2015, March 21, 2015 (6pm to 8:30pm)


2015 Saluda Winterfest

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Saluda Winterfest celebrates winter in Saluda with a series of three exciting dining and music events to take the bite off the frosty nights and ward off the winter blues, while you wine and dine listening to regional live bands.

Saluda Winterfest will be held at Historic Thompson Store/Ward's Grill with Chef Irmy Chmielewski serving up delicious winter comfort food. The grill is located at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773.

Dates are Saturday, January 17, February 28, and March 21 from 6pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are $27/per person for food and entertainment. Cash bar for wine and beer. Each event is limited to 50 tickets and are on sale now at Historic Thompson's/Ward's Grill, The Dressing Room, and Cathy Jackson Realty, all on Main Street in Saluda. Tickets may be reserved by calling Judy Ward at 828-749-2321.

Music Schedule & Performers

February 28 - Letters to Abigail
Letters to Abigail is an Appalachian/Americana band based in Western North Carolina. Some folks describe their music as a simple southern pleasure. Digging down into the roots of the region, they blend a classic approach to a new original sound, drenched in powerful lyrics, acoustic melodies and soulful harmonies. They released their debut CD, "Say Anything" in July 2013. The full length album was recorded at the internationally recognized and award winning Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC.

Chef Irmy serving "Roast Loin of Pork" Served with a Butternut Squash Soup, Herb Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Bread, Dessert, tea and coffee. (Beer and wine cash bar.)

March 21 - Terry Wetton
Terry grew up in London where he played rock music during the 60's. Since moving to North Carolina in 2003, he continues to perform concerts at listening rooms in the Western North Carolina area, entertaining audiences with original songs that reflect his unique style and perspective. At his solo shows, he supports his distinctive vocals with finger picked acoustic guitar and piano. He released his successful, original CD "This Time it's Personal" in 2011 and his latest CD, "Simply Love .." is scheduled for release in January 2015.

Chef Irmy serving “Shrimp and Grits” A thick Stew of Shrimp, Sausage, Peppers and Onions. Served on top of creamy Cheese Grits. Garden Salad, Bread, Dessert, tea and coffee. (Beer and wine cash bar.)


Saluda Winterfest is sponsored by the Saluda Downtown Foundation and proceeds will go toward funding projects to benefit downtown.