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 scenic waterfall? What are the toughest events in the region? And where can you get the best local beer and pizza after a day of adventure?

Readers will decide the nominees and winners of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s ninth annual Best of the Blue Ridge Awards. Beginning October 15, readers can vote for their favorite outdoor businesses, events, people, food, drinks, and destinations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. From the A.T. to zip lines, our Best of the Blue Ridge ballot includes over 100 award categories, including best outdoor shop, ski resort, and rafting company.

Polls are open for voting October 15 through October 29.

Cast one ballot per category, per device.

Best of the Blue Ridge Awards are the largest and most prestigious outdoor awards in the Southeast, and they are highlighted in newspapers, magazines, shops, and businesses across the region.

Outdoor businesses, athletes, and event directors can rally their supporters to vote using the this social media tool kit.