Best of La Crosse County 

La Crosse, WI–The second annual Best of La Crosse County finals survey opens Wednesday, July 1, at Vote for all of your favorite La Crosse County venues to eat, drink, shop, and much more.

Over 1800 people nominated their favorite individuals, businesses, and organizations to be included in our finals survey. The top five vote-getters in each category advanced to the final ballot (some categories may have more than five finalists if the nomination process was very close). Now it’s time for La Crosse County residents and visitors to help choose the best of the best by voting for their overall favorites.

Explore La Crosse and WKBT News 8 would like to congratulate the hundreds of nominees who have been chosen to represent the very best that La Crosse County has to offer in dining, music, shopping, recreation, and dozens of other categories–over 180 in all. Voters should feel free to share their picks with the community and help their favorite people and places get the recognition they deserve.

Community members, visitors, and businesses in Bangor, Barre, Burns, Campbell, Farmington, Greenfield, Hamilton, Holland, Holmen, La Crosse, Medary, Onalaska, Rockland, Shelby, Washington, West Salem, and every other nook and cranny of La Crosse County are invited to vote for the 2nd Annual Best of La Crosse County. Participants voting in at least 50 of the 180+ categories will be entered in a drawing for a 2-day vacation (or staycation) in La Crosse, WI, including dinner at Edwardo’s Ristorante di Pizza, a gift certificate from the People’s Food Co-op, and a two-night stay at La Crosse’s newest boutique hotel, The Charmant.

Starting Wednesday, July 1, voters can pick from the selected nominees to be crowned Best of La Crosse County. Voting closes Friday, July 31, at 5pm. Explore La Crosse will announce the winners on Wednesday, August 12, when the complete list of the Best of La Crosse County 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. See survey rules at


What:     2nd Annual Best of La Crosse County

When:     Voting Survey Open: Wednesday, July 1- Friday, July 31, at 5pm

    Winners announced: Wednesday, August 12

Where:     Online at

Cost:     Free