Kristi Marion

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

Winston-Salem Area Farmers Markets

Farmers Market

Looking for the details on local Winston-Salem area farmers markets? We’ve got a fresh list, complete with locations, hours, and more to help you find fresh local produce, meats and dairy shopping without too much digging. And you can often find other local items as well including fresh-made jams, handmade soaps, fresh-baked scones and breads, free-range eggs, arts & crafts and more. So get out and explore the local market and get inspired (and hungry!)…

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Food Trucks Roll into Winston-Salem

King Creole food truck

Perhaps it’s the Food Network show The Great Food Truck Race, paired with childhood memories of the sound of the ice cream truck, that has spurred the growing interest in food trucks nationwide. Whatever the reason, I’m thrilled the trend is growing here in Winston-Salem. Here is a list of our favorite food trucks rolling around town!

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RiverRun Film Festival: Insider Tips

As the City of Arts & Innovation, Winston-Salem is the proud home of the RiverRun International Film Festival, an 11-day event that shines as one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The annual RiverRun Film Fest is held every April…

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Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week in Downtown Winston-Salem will be held Monday, February 19 through Sunday, February 25, 2018. The event features many of your favorite downtown culinary destinations as they offer $20 and $30 dinner options the entire week! Restaurant Week specials are dine-in only, subject to change and availability, and exclude tax and tip. Reservations are recommended. $20 Specials Bib’s Downtown offers …

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UNCSA The Nutcracker Review

The Nutcracker Snow

The UNC School of the Arts “The Nutcracker” is a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition for many Winston-Salem families, ours included.  The dazzling production offers exquisite artistry in dancing, elaborate costumes, set design and Tchaikovsky’s rich musical score and is a joy for all ages. Beyond the fantastic ballet performances and magical music, the production includes falling snow, rolling fog, and a magical light show of a Christmas tree that grows enormous right before your eyes. Read our review of this year’s production…

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Fall Foliage in North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage

North Carolina offers stunning fall foliage and color from the first weeks of October through early November. The annual show of vibrant reds, orange and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains, to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for 2015 fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show…

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