Granville County festivals and events are unique and uniquely Carolina.  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…. Dare to try the peppers. From NC products to cool treats, you can walk the streets of Downtown Oxford and taste until your heart is content all in ONE day. Even the little ones can have their very own adventures in different tastes, smells and fun.
And at the end of the day, you dance off all the great food in the middle of Main Street. Throw in an arts & crafts, breweries, wineries, live music, kid’s activities, local restaurants AND shops and you have set yourself up for a day full of unique experiences that haven’t taken you far from home.


Angela Allen

100 Main Street
Oxford, NC 27565

(919) 693-6125

Updated July 20, 2022