And they’re off! Nominations for Kentucky Living magazine’s annual Best in Kentucky Awards officially open. Nominate your favorite Henderson hot spots and events through March 31 here. Winners and finalists will be announced via Facebook Live on Aug. 17.
Last year, local attractions, restaurants, and events in Henderson County were recognized as being among the best in their categories thirteen times.
2021 finalists from Henderson can be used for inspiration in determining your 2022 nominations. They include:
Second Place, Hamburger – Metzger’s Tavern
Second Place, Winery – Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Cafe
Second Place, Museum – Audubon Museum & Nature Center at John James Audubon State Park
Second Place, Craft Beer – Henderson Brewing Company
Third Place, Golf Course – The Bridges Golf Course of Henderson
Third Place, Pizza – Rockhouse on the River
Second Place, Barbecue – J&B Barbecue & Catering
Third Place, Long Weekend Getaway – Farmer & Frenchman Winery & Cafe
Third Place, Farmers Market – Henderson Farmers Market
Third Place, Event or Festival – W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
Third Place, Down Home Restaurant – Hometown Roots
Third Place, Farm Tourist Attraction – Cates Farm
Second Place, Sweet Spot – 2nd Street Treats
Other past finalists include: Lions Club Arts and Crafts Festival for Best Arts and Crafts Festival and LuciaSoapsEtc. for Best Made in Kentucky product. Finalists will also be recognized in the September edition of Kentucky Living magazine, which focuses on the best of the best throughout Kentucky.
We are so proud of these businesses and events that are pillars in our local tourism economy! The vibrancy and energy that they each add to our visitor experience is second to none, and Henderson just wouldn’t be Henderson without them. Nominate today!