The Best of Columbia County™ is a Reader’s Choice Contest. The nomination period began March 1, 2022 and continued through March 31, 2022. The Best of Columbia County™ allowed county residents to make their voices heard in deciding the “best of the best” in a broad field of over 50 categories.
Round One (March 1, 2022-March 31, 2022) was the nomination period. The top three of each category moved on to Round Two (April 11, 2022-April 29, 2022).
Round Two of Voting on the Nominations consisted of the top three in each category from Round One. Winners were announced during a red carpet-style show, held June 2, 2022 and presented by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media.
Congratulations to all those who were nominated.
Best Art Gallery: Thompson Giroux Gallery
Best Live Entertainment Spot: Chatham Brewing
Best Local Live Theater: Mac-Hayden Theatre and PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Best Local Movie Theater: Crandell Theatre
Best Campground (Non-Governmental): Fox Hill Camping Area
Best Community Organization/Nonprofit: Our Community Cares
Best Overall Community Event: Columbia County Fair
Best Recreational Experience: Columbia Land Conservancy
Best Burger: Chatham Brewing
Best Farm Stand: The Chatham Berry Farm
Best Happy Hour Spot: Chatham Brewing
Best Local Brewery: Chatham Brewing
Best Local Winery: Sabba Estate Vineyard
Best Restaurant: Jackson’s Old Chatham House
Best Specialty Food Store: The Chatham Berry Farm
Best Wings: Chatham Brewing
Best Architectural Firm: James Dixon Architect PC
Best Beauty and/or Spa Services: Sei Bella Salon LLC
Best Building/Contracting Company: Bill Stratton Building Company
Best Computer & Repair Shop: Insight Computer Center Inc.
Best New Business: Fiesta Café
Best Nursery & Garden Center: The Chatham Berry Farm
Best Lawn Care/Landscape Design: Callander’s Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.
Best Real Estate Company: Beach & Bartolo Realtors Inc.
Best Veterinary Practice: Chathams Small Animal Hospital
Best Web & Graphic Design Service Company: Trevellyan.biz
Best Antique Store: Olde 1811 Antique Shoppe
Best Apparel & Accessories (non-chain): Browns Emporium and Lea’s
Best Building Supply Store: Chatham Hardware
Best City/Town in the County to Shop: Chatham
Best Consignment/Vintage Shop/Thrift Shop: Rewraps
Best Florist: Chatham Flowers and Gifts
Best Gift Shop: American Pie
Best Home Furnishings/Decorating: Crow Cottage
Best Jewelry Store: R.H. Van Alstyne Fine Jewelry
Best Local Book Store: The Chatham Bookstore