2014 NC Hot Sauce Contest Winner is Outta The Park!

The heat goes on each year in historic downtown Oxford as NC sauce makers compete for the title of North Carolina's Best Hot Sauces and Barbecue Sauces. We're thrilled to report that this year we won the coveted title with Outta The Park Original BBQ Sauce!

In case you haven't heard of the NC Hot Sauce Contest, it is an annual rain or shine event sponsored by Oxford area businesses including Stovall's Gifts, Bailey Farms and Union Bank. Cash prizes are on the line, and NC sauce makers travel from all over the state to participate in the days events and competitions.

This year, our sauce won BIG in the taste competition bringing home 2 great awards! One for Best NC Tomato-Based BBQ Sauce, and one for Best NC Mild BBQ Sauce!

What an honor especially given that the judges were elite local chefs and chef educators from Vance Granville Community College Culinary School!

In addition to a fun contest for sauce makers, the festival offers great fun for attendees. People come in droves to sample many North Carolina products from hot sauces and barbecue sauces to the best craft beers and wines the State has to offer.

There are Pepper Eating Contests, a Top 50 Car Show, activities for children, and terrific local shops to explore. And every year the T-shirt designers do amazing work. Check out their design for this year. It's perfect for 2014, the year of the ice bucket challenge, right?!

Put the NC Hot Sauce Contest on your calendar for September 2015! Good Times...Guaranteed!