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NC Hot Sauce Contest - Oxford, NC

The NC Hot Sauce Contest brings thousands of people to downtown Oxford to interact with friends, merchants, fans, artisans and vendors. In 2016, we topped 12,000 visitors. North Carolina’s finest hot sauces andbarbeque sauces, along with breweries and wineries spice up the blends and texture of downtown’s historical streets. Enter the NC Pepper Eating Contest sponsored by Bailey Farms. Capture all the history of Oxford by visiting the Granville County Museum and their September Sensations Bazaar at the Harris Exhibit Hall, famous for showcasing local artisans.  Visit the Granville Gardeners Plant Sale. They also have activities for children, local shops waiting to greet you and great restaurants, all at your fingertips.