In 2016, 10,000 people voted for their favorite individuals, businesses, and organizations.

WKBT News 8 and Explore La Crosse is pleased to announce Best of La Crosse County 2017. For the fourth straight year, visitors and residents have the opportunity to vote for their favorite venues to eat, drink, shop, and more. The nomination process began Monday May 15, 2017 at

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 nominate and vote for Best of La Crosse County 2017.

Survey participants nominating at least ten entities and voting in at least 50 of the 200+ categories will be entered in a drawing for a 2-day vacation in La Crosse, WI, including gift certificates for local restaurants, bars, and shopping centers.

The Best of La Crosse County nomination survey will be open May 15 through June 15. Once the nominations process is complete, voting opens for the final round.

Starting Monday, June 19, voters can choose from the list of nominees to crown the Best of La Crosse County in each category.

Voting closes July 19, at 5pm. Explore La Crosse and WKBT News 8 will announce the winners Thursday September 1, 2017, 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: Best of La Crosse County 2017

When: Nomination Survey Open: May 15 – June 15, 2017

Final Voting Survey Open: June 19 – July 19, 2017

Winners announced: September 1, 2017

Where: Online at