About the party:

Tuesday, June 16; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium
Manchester, NH
Food and drink | Live entertainment | Prizes and raffles

The annual Best of NH Party is a tasting event that celebrates our readers' poll and editor's pick winners. All food and adult beverage sampling is included in the price of admission.

In addition to delicious food and drink from more than 60 restaurants, there is live entertainment including music, NH celebrity appearances and more.

Don't forget to stick around until the end or the party and watch the Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group, Inc. fireworks display.

Purchase tickets:

Adults: $65; group: $55; and children: $19

Special ticket sale: one week only!
From Saturday, May 16 through Sunday, May 24 tickets are $10 off. Adult tickets are now $55. No promo code needed, simply click the link below.

Buy tickets to the Best of NH Party

Grand Prize:

One lucky party goer will have the chance to win an all-inclusive week’s vacation, including housekeeping and meals, for four at Squam Lake provided by RDC Resort. RDC is known for their unique and rustic lodging for every kind of vacation.


And you can feel good about partying with the best of 'em because a portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the NH Food Bank.

NH Food Bank

Participating sampling Restaurants and Businesses

Here's the tasty lineup of who will be partying with the best of 'em in June. (As of Thursday, May 21.)

  • 7th Settlement Brewery
  • 900 Degrees
  • Angela's Pasta & Cheese Shop
  • Biederman's Deli & Pub
  • Choice Cuts Butcher Shop
  • Frederick's Pastries
  • Hart's Turkey Farm
  • Jacques Fine European Pastries
  • KC's Rib Shack
  • Moo's Place Homemade Ice Cream
  • Muse Thai Bistro
  • My Sister’s Kitchen
  • Puritan Backroom
  • Red Arrow 24 Hr Diner
  • Sanctuary Dairy Farm Ice Cream
  • Siam Orchid Thai Bistro
  • The Common Man
  • The Pie Guy
  • Van Otis Chocolates
  • Wing-itz
  • Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
  • Much more to come!
Cocktails, beer and wine sampling by:
  • Cabin Fever Maple Whisky
  • 7th Settlement Brewery
  • Cotton
  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
  • Zing Zang
  • LaBelle Winery
  • Bud Light Lime-A-Rita
  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Samuel Adams


For 2015 we’ve partnered with the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook to name the state’s best band with the brand new Best Band of NH Contest. 

Congratulations to Pardon the Spins, who will play at the Best of NH Party.

Other entertainment includes:

  • Compaq Big Band
  • Rockin' Daddios
  • Magician Andrew Pinard
  • Spoof Gabbling Circus
  • Fireworks display by Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group, Inc.

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Join the winning team as a sponsor and Party with the Best of 'em!

For more information on how to become a part of the Best of NH Party, call Susan Smith, Associate Publisher at (603)413-5161 or your account executive; Connie Audet at (603) 413-5142 Bonnie Cartwright at (603) 413-5159 or Josh Auger at (603) 413-5144.

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About Best of NH

Each year in its July issue, New Hampshire Magazine publishes the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cup cakes to best fine dining.

Our online-only ballots are the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that New Hampshire has to offer.

Our annual Readers' Poll and extensive list of Editor's Picks all lead up to the state's biggest celebration, The Best of NH Party at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH. This event showcases New Hampshire Magazine Best Of NH-award winners in an evening of food, fun, live music and festivities, this year benefiting the NH Food Bank.

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We hope you saved room for dessert. There's something for every sweet tooth here - Greek pastries, ice cream, fudge, cake, cookies and much more.

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Whether you feel like a slice of pizza or want to travel around the world without leaving New Hampshire, this is the list for you!

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Best of NH 2014 Regional Favorite Restaurants

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Voting closed!

Food and Drink ballot Shops and Services

Voting is now closed for the 2015 Best of NH ballots. Results will be revealed in our July issue, due out on newsstands and online by mid June. All readers' poll winners have been contacted via phone and winners' packets will be completed and mailed by the first week in May.

If you have any questions regarding your packet, please contact Erica Thoits at ethoits@nhmagazine.com

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