Granville County 2014 Hot Sauce Festival

Will be held Saturday, September 11, 2010

More Streets Closed off, More Vendors, Bigger Events, More Fun than Ever!

Celebrating Downtown Oxford Sat. Sept. 12, 2009

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  • Heritage Festival Event Details
  • Sponsors
  • Downtown Oxford, NC Info from its Community
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Annual North Carolina Hot-Sauce Contest

Hot Sauce

Did you know that Granville County is the largest pepper producer and distributor on the eastern seaboard?

Festival on Main Street

From 11 AM - 4 PM

at Stovall's Gifts - 100 Main St., Oxford, NC

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Producers from all across the state of North Carolina will come together in September for an exciting day, showing a variety of hot sauces, NC Microbreweries, NC Wines, NC barbecue Sauces, Firey Foods, Antiques, Granville Gardeners Plant Sale, Catered Foods, Granville County Museum Treasure Sale and so much more!


We would love to have you join us in our annual celebration. The Hot Sauce Festival will be held at 100 Main St., Oxford, NC 27565

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Call us for more information about the Hot Sauce and Heritage Festivals at: (919) 693-3112.
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Contest Rules and Prizes
Eating Spicy Foods

Bob Garner, one of North Carolina’s best-known and most recognizable authorities on the state’s favorite cuisine
Chef Ross Ragonese, Vance Granville Community College
Al Carson, Editor, Oxford Public Ledger
Debbie Moose - freelance food writer and author

We will award three $500.00 cash prizes. One Critics choice based on our judges decision, one "People's Choice" that will go to the producer that sales the MOST sauce and one "Meet the Heat" NC Hottest Sauce!. So communities, come and support your favorite producer!!! Special Thanks to Union Bank and Trust for sponsoring these great prizes!!!!

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Annual Granville County Heritage Festival


Antiques Show and Sale

We will not be having the Heritage Festival in conjunction with the Hot Sauce Festival this year. Please check in for updates as to when the Heritage Festival will be held.

Main Street in Downtown Oxford, NC


Granville County Heritage Festival

Oxford, NC city bannerFine Antiques - Fine Reproductions - Primitives

Advertising - Collectibles - Sterling Silver - Jewelry

Linens - And Much More!

Dealers from 3 States (Free Dealer Space)



Granville County Heritage Day is being celebrated in Downtown Oxford, NC on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in conjunction with the 3rd Annual NC Hot Sauce Contest beginning at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM.

Remember When is hosting the event in the parking lot behind our mall. There will be an old log tobacco barn complete with tobacco, farm implements and many related items of those by-gone days.

You will even be able to try your hand at tying green and cured tobacco the old-fashoned way. There will be much to see and do in Historical Downtown Oxford -- music, games, and street vendors will fill our sidewalks and streets. There will be quite an array of food and drink available and even old-fashioned homemade ice cream complete with a hit and miss engine demonstration.

This event would not be complete without ANTIQUES. Uner tents out back, there will be several dealers displaying a wide range of "memories" from which you can surely find a memento or two of your trip to our beautiful city.

Come out and enjoy the Heritage Day festivities as well as the Hot Sauce Contest. Plan to come early and spend the day with us. You won't want to miss a moment of fun!

* Free shuttle services are being provided all over town.

* Look for in-store specials

* Door Prizes

If you have not yet visited our 8,000 square foot store in Historical Downtown Oxford, you will not be disappointed. It's an easy drive from the Research Triangle and the Triad areas of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Come see what others are calling the BEST SHOP THEY'VE EVER SEEN!

See our beautiful historic town starting with a free carriage ride at the Oxford library! 

Remember When Mass General Store

Antique Room General Store Antique Bed Room
antique living room Antique hutch antique dresser

Antique Lovers and Dealers All Over Come See Our Wonderful Antiques!

For More photos of our antiques for sale click here.

We would like to thank the following local merchants for helping to sponsor the Hot Sauce and Heritage Festivals.

  • Remember When LogoRemember When Antiques
  • Stovall's GiftsStovall's Gifts
    • Stovall's Gifts is located in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Oxford, North Carolina.  Founder, Julia Brooks Stovall, started her entrepreneurship 20 years ago, in the back of a country story, in the antique business.  She and her husband, Dan Stovall, traveled the eastern shoreline in search of antiques and specialized in primitive pine pieces.  Through her travels, the couple found antiques harder and harder to find and began to diversify into more gift lines, collectibles, home decor, and added a "Year 'Round Christmas Shop".  As their business grew, they moved several times and eight years ago found the perfect location in the downtown area.  With her eye on quality merchandise and her flair for decorating, Stovall's Gifts has grown to be a leader in the gift market to our community and neighboring towns.
  • 98.3 FMUS 98.3FM
  • Union Trust BankUnion Bank & Trust
    • To provide financial products and services through our knowledgeable and competent staff who are committed to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction through personal, individual customer service. This in turn will provide economic development opportunities for the communities we serve, growth and profitability for the bank, while enhancing shareholder value.
  • City of OxfordDowntown Oxford Economic Development Corp
    • Downtown Oxford will continue to be the hub of the community and the center of its economic vitality.  Downtown will offer residents and visitors alike a variety of unique shopping and recreational experiences both day and night.  Here everyone - young and old, singles and families - can enjoy entertainment, dining and shopping in an attractively renovated, safe and landscaped setting.  Downtown Oxford is where you want to be.
  • Coble PrintingCoble Printing
    • Since 1928 Coble Printing has supplied the Granville County area with quality printing at an affordable price. Whether it's a simple black on white envelope or a full color brochure, we handle your job as the most important mission we have…Because it is!! At Coble Printing we strive to go beyond customer satisfaction to customer delight!
  • Sandling Golf Cars
    • Sandling Golf Cars Inc is a family owned business, located in Oxford, N.C. We provide excellent first class service on TOMBERLIN,EZ-GO and CLUBCAR. We are full service golf car facility, with a full line of parts and accessories. We have a mechanic that has over ten years of training,and a phenomenal sales staff. Stop in to see Al, president of the company, Hillary vice president, or Billy general sales manager. We look forward to you buying your next great golf car from us!!!
  • Your Party RentalsFor Your Occasion Party Rentals
    • Showroom Hours:
      M-F 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Saturday by Appointment

Oxford, North Carolina Information

Local Informations

Oxford, North Carolina is a growing city that is conveniently located just north of the Research Triangle and immediately adjacent to Interstate 85 at the intersection of US Highways 15 and 158 and NC 96 in Granville County.


Oxford:  9,313 as of 07/01/2007
Granville County:  51,852

Tax Information (Property Tax Rates/$100 Valuation)

Oxford:  $0.60
Granville County:  $0.70

Interesting Area Web Site Links

* Oxford, NC Information provided by the City of Oxford, NC

Video Interview of Faith Watkins of Remember When - Oxford, NC

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