Best Professional Photographer

Rustic Rooster Photography (Gabby Smith)

Sayer Photography

Laura Ingram Photography

Best Wedding Venue

The Fair Barn

305 Trackside

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Best Dance Studio

Seven Lakes Dance


Elite Academy of Dance

Best Place to Get Creative

Wine & Design

9th of September

Hammer & Stain

Best Place to Get Pottery

Seagrove Pottery of The Sandhills

9th of September

Ben Owen Pottery

Best Bar or Restaurant for Live Entertainment

The Jefferson Inn

The Bell Tree Tavern

Dugan’s Pub

Best Community Music Venue

The Sunrise Theater

First Bank Stage at The Sunrise

Poplar Knight Spot/Rooster’s Wife

Best Local Musician – Solo

Becca Rae

Tony Barnes

Frankie Moree

Best Local Musician – Group

McKenzie’s Mill

Whiskey Pines

Dark Horse

Best Local Choir

Pinecrest High School Chamber Choir

Grace Church

Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church

Best Live Theater Company

Pinecrest Players (Pinecrest High School)

Temple Theatre

SCC Musical Theater

Best Place to Watch a Movie

Sunrise Theater

Southern Pines Movie in the Park

Sandhills Cinema

Best Local Beer

Duck Hook, Southern Pines Brewing Co

Man of Law, Southern Pines Brewing Co.

Vitamin Sea, Southern Pines Brewing Co.

Best Pub Experience

Dugan’s Pub

The Sly Fox Pub

Drum & Quill Public House

Best Place to go on a Date

Ironwood Cafe



Best Local Water Activity Spot

The Splash Pad (Rassie Wicker Park)

Reservoir Park

Pinehurst Country Club Members Pool

Best Holiday Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Pinehurst Christmas Tree Lighting

Best Fundraiser Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

Reindeer Fun Run

Beef & Beer, Duskin and Stephens

Best Place to Volunteer

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Caring Hearts for Canines

Habitat for Humanity of NC Sandhills

Best Parade

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Southern Pines Veterans’ Day Parade

Pinehurst 4th of July Pet Parade

Best Charity Run

Reindeer Fun Run/Egg Nog Jog

FirstHealth Turkey Trot

Veterans Day 5k and Chili Cook Off

Best Farmers Market

Downtown Southern Pines

Sandhills Farmers Market

Sandhills Farm 2 Table

Best Playground

Camelot Park

Southern Pines Downtown Park

Rassie Wicker Park

Best Place to Take Your Kids on a Rainy Day

Play Escape

Sandhills Bowling Center

Southern Pines Library

Best Toy Shop

The Little Toy Shop

This Little Piggy