The NC Hot Sauce Festival is held each September in Oxford, North Carolina. Oxford is the quintessential southern town with large Antebellum-style homes dotting wide streets. Parking can be challenging on the festival day so find a spot on side streets and enjoy these historic homes as you walk to the festival area.
The vendors are ready and happy to assist you in purchasing their sauces, food, and beverages but not all of them take credit cards so you’ll want to have a little cash in your pocket. There are several banks along the festival route should you need to visit an ATM.
If you’re bringing young ones with you, tasting hot sauce isn’t necessarily fun for kids, but there’s plenty of kid-friendly attractions including bounce houses, rides, and face-painting for their amusement.