Welcome to the Best of NH

SinPrintce 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cupcakes to best martini to best antiques shop and everything in between.

Voting in these categories takes place each year, starting in mid-January. Our online-only ballot is the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that the Granite State 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, which is held annually each summer.

2021 Best of NH Ballot

The 2021 Best of NH Ballot is now closed.

Thank you to the 14,500 people who took the time to vote in this year’s ballot. You will find a complete list of Readers’ Poll and Editor’s Pick winners (along with contact info and descriptions) in the July issue of New Hampshire Magazine.

You can see the full list of Readers’ Poll winners here.

2021 Best of NH Party

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Join us for an elegant, tented party, at one of our state’s most beautiful historic sites, to celebrate all the best the state has to offer — featuring great food, drink, art, culture, history, tours, and rollicking humor from some of NH’s funniest people. Admission to the party also includes a complimentary tour of Shaker Village before the event.

This year’s event will be outdoors and follow state and CDC guidelines for in-person events. Which means you can count on a safe, socially-distanced event. But it also means we’re limiting ticket sales to just over 300.

Additional information regarding entertainment and food will be available soon!

Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road
Canterbury, NH 03224
Tickets: $95 per person

Best of NH Winners

Best of NH 2020 Food Odds and Ends

Not everything fits neatly into a category, but that doesn't mean you should pass up these winners, including your favorite new restaurant, family-friendly, outdoor and farm-to-table dining, plus gluten-free, vegetarian and healthy options

Best of NH 2020 Fun & Adventure

It's time to get out and explore the Granite State. Here are our suggestions and readers' picks for the best ways to have fun and maybe learn something new along the way.

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Position your business, brand and services with the best… in front of New Hampshire Magazine‘s 123,000+ affluent, educated and active readers, website visitors and guests at the Best of New Hampshire Party.

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 Kimberly Lencki at (603) 413-5154 or Josh Auger at (603) 413-5144.

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