The annual poll has been permanently moved to line up with the calendar year. This allows the final results to be announced by Spring of each year, just in time to celebrate the many festivals, events and businesses in La Crosse County during the busy summer season.

WKBT News 8, L.I.N.K Magazine and Explore La Crosse are pleased to announce Best of La Crosse County 2018. For the fifth straight year, visitors and residents have the opportunity to vote for their favorite venues to eat, drink, shop, and more.

Nomination and Voting Schedule

Nomination Survey:
Friday December 8 – Thursday December 28, 2017

Final Vote Survey:
Monday January 1 – Friday January 19, 2018

Final Results Announced:
Thursday March 1, 2018

Survey participants will be entered in a drawing including gift certificates for local restaurants, bars, and shopping centers.

The Best of La Crosse County nomination survey will be open Friday December 8-28, 2017. Once the nominations process is complete, voting opens for the final round.

Starting Monday January 1, voters can choose from the list of final nominees to crown the Best of La Crosse County 2018 in each category.

Voting closes Friday January 19, 2018, at 5pm. WKBT News 8, L.I.N.K Magazine and Explore La Crosse will announce the winners Thursday March 1, 2018
when the complete list of the Best of La Crosse County 2018 goes live at

Best of La Crosse County winners will receive printed posters to hang at their establishments and a full year of bragging rights. Nominate and vote at


What: 5th Annual Best of La Crosse County
When: Friday December 8-28, 2017
Final Voting Survey Open: Monday January 1-19, 2018
Winners announced: Thursday March 1, 2018
Where: Online at

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