Oxford officially became incorporated in 1816, although the city was founded in the Eighteenth Century. In 1761 Samuel Benton built a plantation home and called it Oxford. The state legislature ordered the area around his plantation to be the seat of Granville County.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 2:00-10:00 pm top off your summer with a day of old-fashioned fun, games, contests, and music as we celebrate Oxford's Bicentennial with a great American Picnic. You may bring your own picnic lunch or buy from one of the food trucks available. Festivities will conclude with an amazing laser light dance party. Commemorative Bicentennial items will be available for purchase. CLICK HERE for more information.
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Oxford Historical Preservation Commission Presents: A Historic Homes Walking Tour. View some of Oxford's historical gems, lovingly preserved and an iconic representation of Oxford of yesteryear. Hear of their storied past as their walls "talk" during this exclusive walking tour. Tickets required. This is not an interior tour of homes. CLICK HERE for more information.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Oxford Hosts the 10th Annual NC Annual Hot Sauce Festival. Log onto www.nchotsaucecontest.com for more information.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. The Bicentennial Committee celebrates Masonic Home for Children Homecoming. Come for the parade, stay for the BBQ Cook-off. Tickets required. Log onto http://mhc-oxford.org/masonic-homecoming-festival for more information.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - Bicentennial Gala at the Masonic Home for Children. Guest speakers will be, Mr. Lewis Bowling and Mr. Billy Yeargin. Ticket Required. Tickets available June 2016.