What's Happening in the Winston-Salem, NC and Triad Area, Since 2010

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!”

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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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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City Beverage Fall Wine and Beer Tent Sale

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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Tours

Winston-Salem Segway Tour

See Winston-Salem through a different lens! Whether you are visiting Winston-Salem, showing it off to friends, or just getting to know the city, these guided tours offer many of Winston-Salem’s hidden gems. From downtown to historical tours and even ghost tours, even longtime residents are bound to learn something new.

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Dixie Classic Fair

The Dixie Classic Fair is coming to town September 29 – October 8, 2017! Fall is in the air, and so are fireworks and the smell of funnel cakes at the Dixie Classic Fair. Get your fill of rides, exhibits, animals and fair food. Read more and get tickets!

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Dixie Classic Fair

Fall is in the air, and so are fireworks and the smell of funnel cakes at the Dixie Classic Fair. Get yourfill of rides, exhibits, animals and fair food September 29 – October 8, 2017. The Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC is the second largest agricultural fair in the state. Ferris wheels, fun rides and furry friends abound! Enjoy live entertainment, fried foods on a stick (are you up for trying fried butter or a Krispy Kreme burger?), blue ribbon entries, tractor pulls, fun rides and more all at the Dixie Classic Fair. What do you enjoy most about the fair? Post in the comments below!…

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Checklist for Moving to Winston-Salem

So you’re moving to Winston-Salem? Let MyWinston-Salem.com be the first to put out the welcome mat. Welcome to Winston-Salem! Here is a moving checklist of useful resources to help you get settled in. Let us know about your experience with any of these companies and services, and any others you would recommend, in the comments below to help out your future fellow Winston-Salemites…

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