Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

Carolina Field of Honor - Wreaths Across America event to honor veterans, past and present in Kernersville, North Carolina on December 13, 2014.

12/05/2014 - The North Carolina Leadership Academy Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will be conducting the WAA ceremony this year at the Carolina Field of Honor on Saturday, December 13th, starting at 12:00 noon EST. Ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember those who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

Wake Forest University Film Festival Joins RiverRunWake Forest University Film Festival Joins RiverRun

12/05/2014 - RiverRun is excited to announce a new collaboration with Wake Forest University to craft a distinctive joint film program in partnership with Wake Forest’s Reynolda Film Festival.

Handel’s Messiah, Winston-Salem Symphony’s Annual Holiday Classic Set for December 16 and 17Handel’s Messiah, Winston-Salem Symphony’s Annual Holiday Classic Set for December 16 and 17

12/05/2014 - The Winston-Salem Symphony’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will take place December 16 and 17. Widely regarded as music’s most affecting message of faith, this is the Symphony’s eighth year performing what has become a Triad holiday favorite. Conducted by Maestro Robert Moody, Music Director, Handel’s Messiah is a truly spiritual experience perfect for the holiday season.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Visit Winston-Salem Receives Honors from Readers and Editors of ConventionSouth MagazineVisit Winston-Salem Receives Honors from Readers and Editors of ConventionSouth Magazine

12/01/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem recently won a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine, and the destination was named among the Top 10 Rising Destinations for Meetings for 2015 selected by the publication. The annual Readers' Choice Awards are determined by meeting professionals and other readers of the magazine, while the Rising Destination list is selected by ConventionSouth's editorial team.

Winston-Salem Surprises Meeting Planners with an Abundance of Unique and Innovative SpacesWinston-Salem Surprises Meeting Planners with an Abundance of Unique and Innovative Spaces

10/29/2014 - Combine Old Salem’s rich Moravian history from Eastern Europe with the thriving industrial center of Winston, and you get Winston-Salem – an area abounding in diverse and vibrant experiences for meetings and corporate events. Beyond its more than 100,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center, traditional big-box venues, outdoor stadiums and full-service hotels, Winston-Salem is home to a surprising variety of unique and innovative spaces for meetings and events.

Visit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate SpendingVisit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate Spending

07/16/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2013-14 fiscal year June 30 by securing 143 future convention and sports events totaling more than 73,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels estimated to generate $78 million in delegate spending for Winston-Salem.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

Winston-Salem Awarded Back-to-Back Commitment for USA Cycling Masters Road National ChampionshipsWinston-Salem Awarded Back-to-Back Commitment for USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships

12/11/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem today announced Winston-Salem has been selected to host the 2016 and 2017 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. Collectively, these championships, slated for late summer of 2016 and 2017 are estimated to produce more than 5,000 hotel room nights and generate $2.7 million economic impact for Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem Open to Feature Special Events during TournamentWinston-Salem Open to Feature Special Events during Tournament

08/13/2014 - The Winston-Salem Open begins with qualifying on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. In addition to big-time tennis served Southern style, the Winston-Salem Open is featuring a number of public special events, including Military and Uniformed Personnel Appreciation Day, a “Take it on the Rise for Ta-Tas,” charity clinic, Ladies Day and a film screening.

North Carolina’s John Isner to Headline Winston-Salem OpenNorth Carolina’s John Isner to Headline Winston-Salem Open

08/12/2014 - Greensboro’s John Isner has never lost a match at the Winston-Salem Open, and he’ll be looking to continue that streak when the fourth annual ATP World Tour 250 event gets under way on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

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Media Coverage

10Best: Delicious pies around the South - Sweet Potatoes

11/20/2014 - When it comes to pie, no other American region offers a bounty quite like the South. Blessed with good weather and a steady stream of farm-fresh ingredients, the region's bakers have an endless list of varieties from which to choose; some opt to stick to the classics, while others look to push the boundaries and create a concoction never before imagined.

The United States of Thanksgiving

11/18/2014 - North Carolina and sweet potatoes go way back. The relationship, according to the food writer Sheri Castle, hinges on a history of abundance. “Sweet potatoes were plentiful, even among the poorest folks of any ethnicity,” she said. “Enslaved Africans used sweet potatoes in place of yams and other West African root vegetables.” To this day, the state is a national leader in growing the crop.

Meet the Moravians of Old Salem, N.C.

07/15/2014 - The shoemaker explained what made his lasts last, and the tavern public room was set up for a congenial checkers match. But when we saw the tavern owner's wife sitting at a table practicing the art known as fraktur and when we spotted the ceramic tile stoves that heated 200-year-old buildings, we realized that Old Salem in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a living history town unlike Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, or others you may have visited.

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