Best of the Blue Ridge 2018 Nominations

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 seventh annual Best of the Blue Ridge Awards. Beginning Monday, September 18, readers can nominate 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 75 award categories, including best outdoor shop, ski resort, and brewery.

After a two-week nomination period that ends on Monday, October 2, a second round of voting for the top five nominees in each category will begin on Monday, October 9.

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

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

The nomination phase of Best of the Blue Ridge 2018 has come to an end.

Voting on the finalists will begin on Monday, October 9.