2019 Winners — Arts & Community

Best Wedding Photographer

Rustic Rooster Photography

Pinehurst Photography

Laura Ingram Photo


Best Family Photographer

Rustic Rooster Photography

Laura Ingram Photo

Pinehurst Photography


Best Wedding Venue

The Fair Barn

305 Trackside

Weymouth Center for The Arts & Humanities


Best Dance Studio

Seven Lakes Dance 

Terpsichore… a moving experience

Elite Academy of Dance


Best Place to Get Creative

Hammer & Stain

Wine & Design

9th of September


Best Place to Get Pottery

Seagrove Pottery of the Sandhills

Jugtown Pottery

9th of September


Best Art Gallery

The Campbell House, Arts Council of Moore County

Eye Candy Gallery & Framing

ARTworks Vass


Best Bar or Restaurant for Live Entertainment

The Jefferson Inn

Pinehurst Brewing Company

Dugan’s Pub


Best Community Music Venue

Sunrise Theater

Tufts Memorial Park

Robert E. Lee Auditorium


Best Local Musician – Solo

Becca Rae

Tony Barnes

Frankie Moree


Best Local Musician – Group

The McKenzie Brothers Band

Whiskey Pines

McKenzie’s Mill


Best Local Choir

Pinecrest High School Chamber Ensemble

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Union Pines Chamber Chorus


Best Professional Performing Arts Company

The Carolina Philharmonic

Judson Theatre Company

Moore Philharmonic Orchestra


Best Place to Watch a Movie

Sunrise Theater

Paragon Sandhills

Downtown Southern Pines Park


Best Place to Go on a Date

Ironwood

Ashten’s Restaurant & Pub

Elliott’s on Linden


Best Local Water Activity Spot

Rassie Wicker Splash Pad

Reservoir Park

Pinehurst Country Club Pool


Best Holiday Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Village of Pinehurst Christmas Tree Lighting


Best Fundraiser Event

Festival of Trees, Sandhills Children’s Center

First Friday, Sunrise Theater

Beef and Beer, Duskin & Stephens Foundation


Best Place to Volunteer

Caring Hearts for Canines

Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills

Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care


Best Youth Sports Club

Moore County Parks & Recreation

U.S. Kids Golf Academy

AC Sandhills


Best Summer Camp

Southern Pines Parks & Recreation

Seven Lakes Dance

Sunrise Theater


Best Parade

Southern Pines Christmas Parade

Veterans Day Parade, Southern Pines

Village of Pinehurst 4th of July Parade


Best Charity Run

Reindeer Fun Run

ShamRock ‘N Roll

Friend to Friend Rock ‘N Run


Best Farmers Market

Moore County Farmers Market

Kalawi Farm

Sandhills Farmers Market


Best Playground

Camelot Playground at Cannon Park

Downtown Southern Pines Park

Rassie Wicker Park


Best Place to Take Your Kids on a Rainy Day

Play Escape

Sandhills Bowling Center

Southern Pines Public Library