What’s the best bike shop in the Blue Ridge? Who are the top raft guides and most inspiring thru-hikers? Where is the most Instagrammable overlook? What are the toughest races in the region? And where can you get the best local cider and pizza after a day of adventure?
Readers will decide the nominees and winners of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s 10th Annual Best of the Blue Ridge Awards. Beginning October 7, readers can nominate their favorite outdoor businesses, events, people, food/drinks, and destinations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. From the A.T. to urban escapes, our Best of the Blue Ridge ballot includes over 100 award categories, including Best Outdoor Shop, Best Festival, Best Brewery, Adventurer of the Year, and Best Place to Raise an Outdoor Family.
After the nomination period (Oct. 7 – Oct. 18), a second round of voting for the top nominees in each category will begin on Monday, October 24 and end on November 7.
“This is an opportunity for readers to rally around what they love most about the region,” says publisher Leah Woody.
Best of the Blue Ridge Awards are the largest and most prestigious outdoor awards in the Southeast, highlighted in newspapers, magazines, shops, and businesses across the region.
Visit blueridgeoutdoors.com/nominations to nominate and vote for your favorite people and places. Winners will be featured in the January issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.