Today I’m at the only place in Rutherford County where you AND your horse can stay in the hotel — Tammy Martell’s Bed & Barn Farms located at 661 Big Island Rd, Rutherfordton NC. For the locals, that’s in the Shiloh community near the old Shiloh elementary school (for the REAL old timers ; ).

She also has Rutherford County’s only tack, antique and merchandise store called TAMS. Today she’s having a huge sale with prices slashed 10-70%. Even better than the prices are the cool artisans on site demonstrating their craft!

IMG_3152Outside you can watch Delmer Miller forge his wares from actual horseshoes.   The Laughing Elf soap is here selling their handcrafted all-organic soap. You’ll find a tent with McCauley’s Equine feed for sale.  Mill on Wheels will also be on-site demonstrating cutting logs in lumber.

Step inside the store to see the articulate scroll-saw works of Cathy Skipper and watch Susan Brooks make her clay silver and bronze equestrian themed jewelry.

TAMS has a vast variety of equestrian boots and clothing including brands like Horseware Ireland, Horze, Four Horses and her latest addition – Uvex helmets and sunglasses. She carries both new and consignment tack including saddles, bits, bridles and more.

Come out anytime today before 5 pm. Drop your name in the bag for a chance win door prizes every hour on the hour!