NC Hot Sauce Contest

A Smoking Hot Event
Presented by the Downtown Economic Development Corporation and Granville Health System, the NC Hot Sauce Contest brings thousands of people to downtown Oxford to interact with friends, merchants, fans, artisans and vendors. North Carolina’s finest hot sauce, barbeque sauce and meat rub vendors, along with breweries and wineries spice up the blends and texture of downtown’s historical streets. Enter the NC Pepper Eating Contest. Watch as Artist Dan Nelson creates our Festival on Canvas. Capture all the history of Oxford by visiting the Granville County Museum and their September Sensations Bazaar as well as at the Harris Exhibit Hall, famous for showcasing local artisans.  Visit the Granville Gardeners Plant Sale.  We have activities for children, lovely local shops waiting to greet you, great restaurants, and the best Antique Shop in NC, all at your fingertips. Oxford Parks & Recreation’s Top 50 Car Show.  And, new this new NC meat rubs.  NC Hot Sauces and Barbecue Sauces will be competing for the title of North Carolina's Best!!!!!!!