Local businesses to be honored at Best of NH Awards Party

MANCHESTER – Several local businesses will be honored at the 15th annual Best of NH Awards Party from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

While indulging in samples such as maple cake, pulled pork, burgers, stuffed pasta and more, attendees can venture throughout the stadium concourse and take in the live entertainment from New Hampshire performers. A fireworks display from Atlas PyroVision will cap off the evening.

"We always look forward to the Best of NH Awards Party each year, as it is such a lively atmosphere full of fun, entertainment and fantastic food," said Mel Gosselin, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Entertainers will include:

? Josh Logan, best known for his appearances on "Rock Star Supernova" and NBC’s "The Voice."

? MB Padfield, who this year was nominated for the Boston Limelight Music Award.

? Tristan Omand, currently touring the East Coast to promote his fourth folk album.

? Anna Madsen, also an actress, soon appearing in the film "Granite Orpheus," which also features one of her original songs.

? The Hardtacks, composed of bandmates Mark Bennett and Woody Pringle, who put an educational spin on their folk performances.

A list of participating businesses can be found at www.bestofnh.com.

One attendee will win an all-inclusive week’s vacation, including housekeeping and meals, for four at Squam Lake. The prize is provided by RDC Resort.

The Best of NH winners are determined by an online poll in which New Hampshire Magazine readers vote for their favorite businesses.

Tickets are $65, or $55 per person for a group of six or more. Tickets for ages 4-19 are $19. For more information, visit www.bestofnh.com.

Bedford businesses selected include:

? Bedford Village Inn – Best Restaurant with Wine List and Best Fine Dining.

? Copper Door – Favorite Restaurant.

? T-Bones – Best Burger, Favorite Restaurant, Lunch Spot, Family Friendly Restaurant.

? Fredericks Pastries – Best Pastries, Cakes, Bakery.