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


The 9th Annual Smitty’s Notes "Best of Winston-Salem" Contest

It's back! Your turn to vote for your Winston-Salem favorites in the 9th Annual Smitty’s Notes "Best of Winston-Salem" contest has arrived. You did such a fabulous job in 2014 that we want to take your temperature, if you will, for 2015.

Smitty’s Notes has decided to join the ranks in taking a stab at naming some of the "bests" in our fair city. As a Winston-Salem– centric e-newsletter with more than 15,000 subscribers, we’re asking YOU to tell us your favorite places to eat, play and hang out. The poll’s results may lead you to check out some new things you haven’t tried, thanks to the recommendations from fellow Smittyheads.

So, here’s the deal: Just click on the link below (cut and paste in your browser, if necessary).  Take your time. Fill out the survey. Comments supporting your choices are encouraged. The contest will run until midnight June 30, 2015. Results will be announced after July 6, 2015 in the Smitty’s Notes e-newsletter and on which will also feature a special section on all the good things you recommended.

Submissions may be anonymous; however, if you wish to share your contact information, Smitty’s Notes will randomly select one person to receive a $50 Visa gift card. I’ve learned that you folks always need a little incentive!

I look forward to reading and sharing your choices. Thanks for your interest and support!

"Best of Winston-Salem" Contest LinkClick Here


Fifteenth Annual "Original" North Carolina Wine Festival, Saturday, May 23

Returning this month is the Fifteenth Annual "Original" North Carolina Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park on Saturday, May 23 from 12:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 

The festival is more than just a wine tasting day; it has become an exceptional Carolina summertime gathering that highlights the expanding wine industry in the Piedmont and the recognition of North Carolina by wine lovers across the state and across the country. More than 25 wineries throughout the state will be involved in this year's festival. Advance ticket prices are $20 online through Eventbrite.  $30 at the gate the day of the event. Parking is free.

Wines will be available for both free tastings (included with ticket ) and may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case from each of the participating North Carolina wineries. Arts and craft vendors will on hand to add to the fun. This year's entertainment acts include Back Porch Orchestra, Ken Knox and Co. and The Plaids. For more information go to



The Tenth Annual Salute! NC Wine Celebration, Saturday, June 6   

Salute! NC will be held on Saturday, June 6 in downtown Winston-Salem. More than 30 wineries and vineyards from around the state will be participating. You can purchase your tickets in advance! There are several outlets where you can buy tickets: online at, at any area Lowes Foods, select BB&T Forsyth County branches, Total Wine Stores in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, City Beverage and Whole Foods.  For more information visit online at



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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