November 1st, 2014 // 5-11pm

We’re setting Fayetteville St. on fire again!  Join us Saturday, November 1st, for our 5th annual Guy Fawkes night. Live music, food, drinks, fire performers, entertainment, and more. Including our one of a kind fire statue that shoots fire throughout the night. You do not want to miss this party!

Located on Fayetteville Street Downtown Raleigh in Front of The Oxford. All age event. Must be 21 to drink.


We are proud to announce our
non-profit partner for this year:

Hope for Haiti Foundation!

Guy Fawkes is an opportunity for The Oxford and Eschelon Experiences to give back. We are very excited that our non-profit partner for 2014 is the Hope for Haiti Foundation.

Hope for Haiti Foundation, also known as HFHF, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in North Carolina and a licensed Haiti NGO, with volunteers and supporters all over the United States and Haiti. HFHF believes in helping Haiti help Haiti. The Foundation’s work impacts individual Haitians, empowering them to act and change their own nation. We are equipping a new generation with a vision and the skills to make the dream a reality. Already, there are native Haitians making a difference as nurses, ministers, and teachers. The future undoubtedly holds influencers in law, politics, community organization, media, and more.


Fortnight Brewing Presents the 2014 Guy Fawkes Costume Contest!

Registration: Saturday November 1st, 7-8 PM 

Winners announced at 10 PM!

First place wins a $1,000 cash prize! Second place wins a $500 cash prize!  Third place wins a gift card to the Oxford! 

About: All ages welcome to participate.  Group and single costumes also welcome to enter.  Must register at the event between 7-8 PM, and must be present when the winners are announced by 95X’s MC at 10 PM!  Costumes will be judged based on creativity, originality, and presentation.  The winners will be chosen by Fortnight Brewing Co with the help of the audience!



What is Guy Fawkes night?
It is an annual commemoration observed on Novemeber 5th, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of November 5th, 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was caught guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords and arrested. Celebrating the fact that King James I survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of the 5th of Novemeber Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.

The present-day celebration of Guy Fawkes is usually a huge social gathering centered around bonfires and festivities. Guy Fawkes night in Raleigh is hosted by The Oxford.

How much does it cost to attend  Guy Fawkes night?
Guy Fawkes night is free and open to the public! No ticket is required.

Where is Guy Fawkes night?
Guy Fawkes night is held on the 300 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, directly in front of The Oxford and Raleigh’s Courthouse. The street will be shut down and closed off for the night.

What if it rains the night of Guy Fawkes?
The party must go on! We will be celebrating Guy Fawkes night rain or shine. The fire will still burn, the drinks will be flowing, and the band will still play!