Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Best of Hudson Valley®?
The Best of Hudson Valley® is a celebration of the region’s finest emporiums and their spectacular culinary and creative talents as voted by the readers and editors of Hudson Valley Magazine.
What is the Best of Hudson Valley® Party?
The Best of Hudson Valley® Party showcases more than 75+ winners in categories including: best new restaurant, steak, seafood, wine list, romantic dining, salon/spa, car dealer, radio station, and many more. So, it will be a party like no other where the food, drink and entertainment will be “The Best.”
How does Hudson Valley Magazine choose the Best of Hudson Valley® winners?
Generally, each of the categories (new spa, sushi, etc.) has two winners. Readers’ Choice winners are picked democratically, whichever category gets the most votes on our online ballot wins. The editors pick winners based on months of research. During this process, we pay for all meals and services, and we do our research anonymously.
Don’t your advertisers automatically win?
Absolutely not. Best of Hudson Valley® results are entirely based on your ballots and our research; there is no connection between advertisers and winners. Period. Although some winners choose to advertise later, or happen to be advertise, advertising is in no way a requirement. Sure, we could make a few folks happy by “selling” winners, but in the long run we’d lose a lot more than we’d gain. Like our credibility.
How big is the Party?
We have more than 100+ displays and expect over 1,200 guests.
When is the Party?
Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 6PM. Things wrap up at 9PM.
What about bad weather? Is there a rain date?
Everything is inside. The event is held rain or shine.
How much does it cost?
General Admission passes are $50.
How can I purchase passes?
They can be purchased here.
Do I need to bring money?
Everything is included in the ticket price. Vendors are not selling anything. This is a party! We do, however, have a Chinese Raffle that benefits a local charity. Many winners donate items that will be raffled throughout the evening.
I purchased my tickets. How do I get them?
Your passes will be delivered to you via email from Showclix. Flag them once received so you don’t lose them.
Can I bring my child?
No. This event is 21 and older, and alcohol will be served. No one under 21 will be admitted.
Is there parking?
Parking for all attendees will be complimentary at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.