One of Granville County's most unusual and popular festivals is the North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest and Festival. Held each fall (when the peppers are ripe) in Oxford, NC, this festival is all about the foodie in you. Try the sauces, learn recipes, try the peppers…. if you dare. From NC products to cool treats you can walk the streets of Downtown Oxford and taste until your heart is content — all in one weekend. At the end of the day, dance off all the great food in the middle of Main Street. Throw in arts & crafts, breweries, live music, kid’s activities, local restaurants AND shops and you have set yourself up for a full weekend of unique experiences that haven’t taken you far from home.

Dates & Times

September 6, 2024 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

September 7, 2024 9:00 am-8:00 pm


100 Main Street
Oxford, NC 27565