Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

MerleFest on the Road gives Winston-Salem a taste of the Americana festival

02/03/2016 - MerleFest, the popular Americana music festival founded by the late legend, Doc Watson, is bringing music lovers in Winston-Salem a sneak peek of this spring’s festival with MerleFest on the Road on Thursday, March 10, at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). This ensemble show, presented by the Blue Ridge Music Center, highlights multiple bands in the festival’s 2016 lineup.

The First Annual North Carolina Fine Wines Competition

02/01/2016 - The North Carolina Fine Wines Society, an organization that conducts competitions and events to promote the quality of North Carolina viticulture, wine, and agritourism to fund educational training and scholarships, announced the First Annual North Carolina Fine Wines Competition to be held in February 2017. The NC Fine Wines Competition was unveiled at the North Carolina Winegrower’s Association Annual Meeting & Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The judging will be conducted by Master and Advanced Sommeliers, professionals trained to judge the quality and characteristics of wine. All wines entered into the competition must be from grapes 100% grown and vinified in North Carolina.

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks to Merge

01/29/2016 - The boards of directors of the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks are pleased to announce that the two organizations will merge effective July 1, 2016, with the possibility of eventually combining museum operations into a single, larger building in downtown Winston-Salem that would transform the visitor experience.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Senior Leadership Appointed at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem

11/05/2015 - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today officially announced the name of its first North Carolina hotel – Kimpton Cardinal Hotel – and the appointment of senior leadership for the property located in the historic R.J. Reynolds Building, a beloved landmark of downtown Winston-Salem. General Manager John Esainko and Director of Sales & Marketing Tina Fullard will lead The Cardinal, the city’s first upscale boutique hotel, which is set to open in early 2016. The two hospitality veterans bring nearly four decades of experience to the 174-room property, which will occupy the first six floors of the former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company headquarters. Reviving the iconic property as the destination’s newest luxury hotel, The Cardinal will greatly expand the city’s offerings in the local community for business and leisure travelers alike.

Winston-Salem to Host 2018 Visit NC 365 ConferenceWinston-Salem to Host 2018 Visit NC 365 Conference

10/01/2015 - Winston-Salem has been selected as the host city for the 2018 Visit NC 365 Conference. Formerly known as the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the conference is scheduled for March 4-6 and is expected to draw 550 representatives from the state’s burgeoning tourism industry.

20th Restoring Southern Gardens & Landscapes Conference October 1-3, 201520th Restoring Southern Gardens & Landscapes Conference October 1-3, 2015

09/17/2015 - The 20th Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes is titled “Learning from the Past: Planting for the Future” and will be held Oct. 1–3, 2015 at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference will cover several major themes in southern landscape restoration that have gained attention and momentum in recent years including Seed Saving and Heirloom Gardening; Pen, Brush & Lens: Art in the Garden; The African American Landscape and Garden; and Restoring the Early Twentieth-Century Southern Landscape.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

2016 Camel City Elite Prize Money, Sponsors and Headliner Athletes Announced

11/04/2015 - JDL Fast Track has announced the 2016 Camel City Elite races will increase its prize money from the $38,000 offered in 2015 to a guaranteed $60,000 in 2016. Additional money for rabbits' fees and facility bonuses has also been set aside. For 2016, the meet will feature a total of eight races, consisting of four race distances for each gender: 60m Hurdles, 800m, Mile, 3000m.

The Champ Will Be Back!  Defending Champion Kevin Anderson First to Commit to 2016 TournamentThe Champ Will Be Back! Defending Champion Kevin Anderson First to Commit to 2016 Tournament

09/11/2015 - Kevin Anderson – champion of the 2015 Winston-Salem Open – is the first player committed to return for the 2016 tournament. Anderson is through to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open after derailing 2012 US Open champion and World No. 3 Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(0) on Monday night. Anderson will compete against Stan Wawrinka in the US Open quarterfinals later today in the third match of the afternoon session on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Winston-Salem Open and Lowes Foods Announce Community Hero Award ProgramWinston-Salem Open and Lowes Foods Announce Community Hero Award Program

08/26/2015 - The Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University, which will be held through August 29 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field, is pleased to announce a new program at the 2015 tournament – the Community Hero Award.

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Media Coverage

Fall getaways offer romantic options across the Southeast

10/21/2015 - Summer came and went, and that long weekend getaway never happened. But there’s nothing like a fall retreat. The chill in the air offers a good excuse to cuddle. For couples wanting to hit the road, romance and adventure await. Here are some places across the Southeast too perfect to pass up.

Experience Family-Pleasing Winston-Salem

10/11/2015 - Just a quick 84 miles from Charlotte, Winston-Salem is perfectly situated for a day trip or a weekend away. Rich in welcoming smiles, the city has much to offer visitors. Moravian cookies, Old Salem, historic museums, and many great places to dine will leave your family wanting more after your visit.

Southern Living: 13 Destinations to See Fall Leaves in the South

09/22/2015 - Winston-Salem is known as the “City of Arts”, home to the first arts council in America. One of its neighborhoods, Old Salem, acts as a living history museum, where visitors will find blacksmiths, cobblers, potters, and carpenters that still practice their trade. Old Salem currently features more than 20 restored buildings with more than half featuring costumed interpreters living life the way the Moravians did in the 1700’s. Winston-Salem keeps the bright leaf colors longer than most of the other areas in North Carolina, so leaf peepers can see foliage through the second week of November.

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