Visit Winston-Salem

Special Events

Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival: September 16 - 17, 2017

Some like it hot and here in Winston-Salem, we like it hotter. As the birthplace of Texas Pete (the wildly popular hot sauce brand), we are celebrating the talent of regional and national chefs at the fourth annual Texas Pete® Culinary Arts Festival September 16-17, 2017.  

The free event, drawing more than 20,000 guests in its inaugural year, takes place in the heart of Winston-Salem's Downtown Arts District. Crank up the heat with regional and national chefs featuring Texas Pete® inspired dishes and enjoy live music from performing bands.

What's a culinary street festival without good tunes and a few brews? Kick back in the craft beer garden featuring local breweries while jamming to live musical acts over the festival weekend. This year's festival acts will be found at their website,

Last year's diverse and delicious lineup of local restaurants included:

2016 Live Music Lineup:

1 - 2 p.m.: Patrick Ferguson of Vel Indica
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: 1970’s Film Stock
4 - 5 p.m.: Carolina Music Ways
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin
7 - 8 p.m.: The Dead Tongues
9 p.m.: Phil Cook

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Bjorn and Francois
2 - 3 p.m.: Cinnamon Reggae
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Future Nature
5 - 6 p.m.: Spirit System

Attendees can purchase tickets at the designated tents located at the entrance of the festival. Your ticket is then used to sample from local restaurants of their choice.

For more information on the festival, restaurants and bands, visit

Missed the festival? See what you have to look forward to this year! 


About TW Garner Food Company (

Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., TW Garner Food Company is famous for its Texas Pete® Hot Sauce, the number three brand of hot sauce in the U.S. Founded in 1929 as a maker of barbecue sauce, the company now sells a full line of hot sauces, wing sauces and seafood sauces under the Texas Pete® brand, as well as salsa and tortilla strips under the Green Mountain Gringo® brand. Green Mountain Gringo® products are sold in supermarkets, military commissaries, convenience stores and restaurants throughout the U.S. In 2010, Green Mountain Gringo® Salsa was named best overall salsa by Epicurious, among 20 retail salsas that were tested.

Special Offers