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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Cobblestone Farmers Markets

Cobblestone Farmers Market Kids

Cobblestone Farmers Market is open for the season. Once on the cobblestones at Third Street and Patterson, but today the market sets up on Saturdays at Old Salem from 9AM-noon. Many have eagerly awaited the reopening of this all-local, producers-only market that features mostly organic farmers and all are screened for sustainable, healthy and humane practices…

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City Beverage Wine And Beer Tent Sales

City Beverage

Don’t miss the City Beverage Semi-Annual Tent Sale every Spring and Fall on Burke Street in Winston-Salem. Enjoy the wine tastings and take home your favorites. Hundreds of wines and beers will be available by the case. The event starts at 9 a.m., but many arrive early for the best selection…

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Forsyth Creek Week

Peter's Creek scene

Forsyth Creek Week is held each Spring. From Peter’s Creek, to Silas Creek, many smaller creeks and the mighty Yadkin River, Forsyth County is blessed with abundant waterways and wildlife. Organized by the City of Winston-Salem, the event offers educational activities, hands-on workshops, photo contests, cleanups, book discussions and more fun activities to “discover, explore and help” our Forsyth waterways…

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Merlefest: A NC Folk Music Tradition

Scythian playing on stage: Merlefest

Merlefest is an annual four-day traditional and contemporary roots music festival featuring bluegrass, folk and Appalachian roots music from across the country. Happening in late-April ever year, the festival takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina…

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The Big Eat: Great Food at Great Prices

The patio outside at Hutch and Harris

The Big Eat is an annual downtown event held on Tuesday nights in January and February during which participating restaurants offer special dishes at 50% off. It is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant and mix up your usual dining experience. This might make Tuesdays the new date night, at least through February! The …

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Winston-Salem Leaf Pickup Schedule

Raking Fall Leaves

These mountains of leaves can be a pain, so make sure you don’t miss the local leaf pickup schedule! The best way to take care of your leaves is to either blow them to the curb with a blower, or pile them all onto a canvas and then get someone to help you lug it …

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UNC School of the Arts “The Nutcracker”

The Nutcracker Snow

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) production of The Nutcracker is an eagerly anticipated Winston-Salem holiday tradition. Now in its 49th year, this professional-caliber production of Tchaikovsky’s world-famous The Nutcracker ballet draws around 10,000 people annually to the streets of downtown and to UNCSA’s Stevens Center…

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