8th Annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest and Festival


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8th Annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest and Festival



  • Susan Ball
  • Susan Ball


The NC Hot Sauce Contest brings thousands of people to historic downtown Oxford to interact with friends, food lovers, hot sauce fans, artisans and other North Carolina vendors. North Carolina’s finest hot sauces and barbeque sauces, along with local craft breweries and wineries, spice up the blends and texture of downtown’s historical streets. Enter the main event of the day, the NC Pepper Eating Contest for your chance to grab the hottest title in the state. Watch as Artist Dan Nelson creates our Festival on Canvas, enjoy live music on the main stage, local artisans hosted by the Granville County Museum and a flash back in time with the Annual Antique Car Show. NC Hot Sauces and Barbecue Sauces will be dueling it out for the title of North Carolina’s best, so make sure to spice things up September 13th in downtown Oxford!

Admission: Free.

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