Mom's Choice 2012

Featured Events & Entertainment in Winston-Salem, NC and the Triad  

Triad German Club Oktoberfest - Saturday, September 12

Looking to share in the biggest fall festival in Europe? The Triad German Club is hosting its annual Oktoberfest Saturday, September 12, and it promises to draw a pretty big crowd. Just ask anyone who's attended the original Ocktoberfest in Munich, Germany and who would like to recreate the magic in the Triad.
What's in store for the day? A lot of good German-style foods from bratwursts to potato salads to desserts, and let's not forget . . . beer!

Oktoberfest wouldn't be Oktoberfest without some good German brews to add to the merriment, not to mention men walking around in lederhosen doing the traditional chicken dance. A sight to see, indeed! You never know, you could spot your neighbor! The Little German Band will provide live music.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the Millennium Center located at 101 West Fifth Street. Admission is $10 in advance. $12 at the door. The Triad German Club is a not-for-profit club that promotes the German language, culture, traditions, and heritage in the North Carolina Triad Region. For more information visit


Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival - September 19-20 @ The Arts District

Downtown welcomes the return Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival. This event will be in the  Arts District September 19 from 11 a.m. to 11p.m., and September 20 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Both Local chefs--and some nationally known ones, too--get cooking to tunes from local music acts.

Twenty local restaurants will also participate in the event. Live music will be on hand. Admission is free. For more information visit


ConvergeSouth 2015

Coming soon: ConvergeSouth, a technology and social media conference celebrating its 11th year, is finalizing it speaker lineup. The conference will be held at Wake Forest University - Benson University Center, Friday, October 16. Sign up today!  

ConvergeSouth is the South's First Tech User Conference. Founded in 2004,it has become the region's premier technology and creativity in business conference. It's run by passionate volunteers and supported by dedicated sponsors that have a mission to empower entrepreneurs and business with technology and creativity. Past speakers include tech industry leaders such as Robert Scoble, Craig Newmark, and Mark Schaefer. ConvergeSouth brings together the leading regional businesses and thought leaders to discuss how we can combine creativity and technology to build better businesses. For more information visit

Smitty's Notes has been a proud sponsor since 2008.


New Winston Museum now open

The New Winston Museum covers history of W-S from 1850 to the present. Among its exhibitions are films containing interviews with community members sharing their recollections of the history of WS, such as the events that took place during the Civil Rights era, and looking toward the future of WS. It also includes images of people and places in WS from 1850 to the present.

New Winston Museum is located at 713 South Marshall Street. Summer hours for the museum are Tuesday - Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointment. or call 336. 724-2842 or visit







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