Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

State Tourism Officials Announce More Than $809 Million Spent by Visitors in Forsyth CountyState Tourism Officials Announce More Than $809 Million Spent by Visitors in Forsyth County

08/18/2016 - Visit North Carolina announced today the results on the latest domestic tourism spending impact study and according to "The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties," visitor spending in Forsyth County generated more than $809 million in 2015, up three percent over 2014 ranking Forsyth County's economic impact sixth out of 100 counties in the state.

MESDA Marks Fifty Years with Anniversary PublicationMESDA Marks Fifty Years with Anniversary Publication

08/16/2016 - The past and future of furniture studies in the American South are revealed in the 50th anniversary issue of the MESDA Journal, published by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA). Articles by MESDA’s curators and staff explore a number of geographically and culturally diverse cabinetmaking traditions in the South and present significant new discoveries for the collector and scholar of American furniture.

Piedmont Wind Symphony Announces their 27th Season

08/16/2016 - The Piedmont Wind Symphony (PWS) is proud to announce their 27th season under the direction of new Music Director & Conductor, Matthew Troy. The upcoming season features a collection of performances that are entirely unique among the Winston-Salem arts community.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

NC Craft Beer Conference Taps  Winston-Salem for the Next Four YearsNC Craft Beer Conference Taps Winston-Salem for the Next Four Years

07/15/2016 - Winston-Salem has been selected to host the annual North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference for four consecutive years beginning this November bringing an estimated 500 representatives each year.

Visit Winston-Salem Names  New National Sales Manager Visit Winston-Salem Names New National Sales Manager

04/11/2016 - Visit Winston-Salem announced Alexandra "Alex" Collins, CHSE, as the new national sales manager responsible for booking convention business in the national, regional association and corporate market segments.

Visit Winston-Salem Inks Contract  with Association Executives of North CarolinaVisit Winston-Salem Inks Contract with Association Executives of North Carolina

04/05/2016 - Visit Winston-Salem has secured the 2017 Annual Convention of Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), July 23-24, and is estimated to bring 200 association executives into the destination.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

Winston-Salem Open Releases 2016 Player FieldWinston-Salem Open Releases 2016 Player Field

07/25/2016 - Less than 40 days away from the start of the 2016 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University, the tournament announced its player field for the sixth annual WSO on Wednesday, July 13. The field, which in total will have 48 singles players, features five players scheduled to return to Winston-Salem for the fifth time and six players returning for the fourth time while nine are set to make their first appearance.

Johnson Commits to 2016 Winston-Salem OpenJohnson Commits to 2016 Winston-Salem Open

07/01/2016 - Steve Johnson, a three-time Winston-Salem Open participant and 2015 semifinalist, announced Tuesday, June 28, via Twitter from London, England that he will return to Winston-Salem in 2016 looking to improve on his finish in the final four last year.

Querrey Joins 2016 Winston-Salem Open Field While Advancing at WimbledonQuerrey Joins 2016 Winston-Salem Open Field While Advancing at Wimbledon

07/01/2016 - Sam Querrey, a three-time Winston-Salem Open semifinalist, has signed to return to the Wake Forest Tennis Complex this year for the fifth year in a row.

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Media Coverage

10 Things You’re Missing If You Haven’t Been to Winston-Salem

06/29/2016 - This eclectic city in northwestern North Carolina has the Smokies and the Blue Ridge to the west and the Outer Banks to the east. Its famed hyphen comes from the merger of two cities in 1913. Salem was settled in 1766 by serious-minded, Eastern European Moravians known for arts and culture. Upstart Winston, established in 1851, attracted entrepreneurs like tobacco titan R.J. Reynolds. Put the two together, and you have a city with a thriving arts community—it’s home to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the National Black Theatre Festival, and much more—and an inventive spirit. Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Texas Pete hot sauce, and US Airways were born here.

Discover Greensboro–Winston-Salem’s New Cool

05/25/2016 - The former textile towns are undergoing a renaissance thanks to stylish boutique hotels, inventive restaurants and breweries, and a vibrant arts scene.

The South’s Best Vineyards by Southern Living Magazine

04/20/2016 - This idyllic vineyard could easily be in Tuscany—or Mantua—rather than nestled in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, but that’s thanks to the due diligence of the Raffaldini family, who scoured the country for landscape that channeled the Italian countryside. The result is 42 acres of vines on a beautiful 120-acre estate—and a Chianti worth writing home about.

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