Three great annual events all happening next weekend, May 5 & 6

May 5th & 6th truly kick off the excitement of the festival season with three great annual events

It is absolutely wonderful to entertain guests in Hendersonville, NC with more festivals, more cultural events, and more fun every year.  Here are the special events you can’t miss next weekend:

  • May 5th — Green River Adventures Spring Bash (music, food, beer) in downtown Saluda
  • May 6th — Bearwallow Beast 5k/Honey and Hops Festival (music, honey, beer) at the top of Bearwallow Mountain
  • May 6th — Billy Jonas performs at the Flat Rock Playhouse to benefit the Playhouse YouTheatre

If you like outdoor music festivals and you’ve never seen Shannon Whitworth, check out the Green River Adventures Spring Bash.  It is one of two events every year that turn the little town of Saluda into the area’s best party.  Shannon and her band will entertain you while you and your family enjoy all that Main Street Saluda has to offer.  Be sure to thank the owners of Green River Adventures who host the event with help from Blue Gypsy and Highland Brewing.

If you can run three miles uphill and are looking for an athletic challenge,  you can try the Bearwallow Beast 5k or you can go to the Honey & Hops festival and cheer on the race finishers.  Brushfire Stankgrass will be performing some bluegrass music with a tremendous mountain view all around.  Enjoy the beauty of Western North Carolina and support Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy at the same time.

If you have kids that like live music, Billy Jonas will be the main attraction at the Flat Rock Playhouse on Saturday evening.  Billy is famous for being the most creative musician you will ever see.  Audience participation is required and a great time is guaranteed.  Come support the YouTheatre and have a memorable evening with the entire family.

There’s other stuff going on too!  Call the Claddagh Inn for more ideas about enjoying a fun weekend in Hendersonville.

The Perfect Weekend Travel Planner (package)

You know it’s beautiful outside but you can’t decide what to do…how about the perfect weekend?

Whether you live in Atlanta, Columbia, or Knoxville, you can get to Hendersonville and the Claddagh Inn Friday evening after work for the perfect weekend.  It is that simple.

DAY ONE (arts/culture):  The Flat Rock Playhouse is one of the biggest attractions in the mountains of Western North Carolina and there is a downtown stage within walking distance of the Claddagh Inn.  How perfect is that?  You can also go to Southern Appalachian Brewery and listen to live music (two blocks away) or you can sit in the comfortable rocking chairs on the front porch with your partner and enjoy small town America.

DAY TWO (outdoor adventure):  Start off with a delicious hot breakfast in the Claddagh’s dining room.   If you like hiking and kayaking and taking great pictures, we have some spectacular options.  Our friends at Green River Adventures escort inflatable kayak trips on the Green River (20 minutes away) and they offer our guests a special discount.  Kayaking is a half-day event which leaves the other half for a picnic and a hike or maybe a little shopping.  Just tell us how easy or difficult of a hike you are looking for and we will suggest the perfect hike for any age.  Don’t forget your camera!

DAY THREE (a little more adventure and drive home):  Even though you are going home you still get a wonderful breakfast and the opportunity to see a few things on your way home.  You have to see the waterfalls at Dupont State Forest before you go.  It was one of the filming locations for the “Hunger Games” and it is spectacular.