In 2018, some much-deserved recognition has come to Nina Simone, born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, N.C. in 1933. The world famous jazz singer known as the High Priestess of Soul was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2018. Her…read more
Known as a cool summer resort area in the late 1800s for those living in the heat and humidity of the low country, the small towns of Tryon, Saluda and Columbus are a year-round treat for travelers today. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway…read more
Thousands of visitors journey to Western North Carolina each year in search of backcountry adventures, and many find their heart’s desire in the Green River Game Lands, 14,000-plus acres of pristine wilderness in Polk and Henderson counties….read more
We spent a week exploring fall fun at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge. You’ll find six of the videos on this page, so be sure to scroll down and watch them all, plus watch The Orchard Inn’s cooking demo here! We talked about scenic…read more
October 25-27, 2018 Jim Carson AIS will offer an outdoor painting workshop on Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21, in Saluda, N.C. titled “Plein Air/Painting the Fall from Life”. This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity to paint the beautiful fall colors in and around Saluda, N.C. All the painting sites will be convenient by car, with parking, […]
Since holding its first event in the late 1980’s, the FENCE Equestrian Center has gained a reputation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. With permanent stabling for over 300 horses in eleven barns, all-weather footing in three lighted show rings (including a covered arena), on-site parking and spectator seating, […]
Columbus Farmers Market. Located between the Womack Building and the Courthouse in downtown Columbus, local farmers and craftspeople vend their homegrown and handcrafted wares including organic produce, fresh eggs, meats, plants and unique handmade items. Come and meet the artisans and local gentry of Polk County every Saturday morning throughout the summer and fall.
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