Carolina’s Finest Awards – 2021 - Carolina Country

Carolina’s Finest Awards – 2021

See who our readers voted to be the best in barbecue, burgers and 8 other categories

By Leah Chester-Davis

Carolina’s Finest Awards – 2021

Now in its third year, Carolina’s Finest has become a popular feature in our magazine. This year, our readers nominated their favorites for barbecue, burger joint, bakery shop, festival, getaway, main street, family outing, public garden, landmark and made in NC product. We believe you will be just as excited as we were to learn the favorites in this year’s categories — they do not disappoint!

About the Author

Carolina Country Contributing Editor Leah Chester-Davis loves to explore North Carolina. Her business, Chester-Davis Communications (, specializes in food, farm, gardening and lifestyle brands and organizations.

Comments (3)

  • How does someone become eligible to be named best product made in NC?

    Ben Mabrey |
    February 22, 2022 |

    • Hi Ben,
      The awards are based on reader votes, so all you need to do is tell people to go vote for your product. This year's voting period just started and we are taking votes at Feel free to share on your social media and website. Good luck!

      Carolina Country |
      March 25, 2022 |

  • Love the magazine. Wait every month to read it cover to cover. Love the recipes and I love the chance to participate in a chance to win 100.00. Keep it up. North Carolina is a beautiful state and should be enjoyed by all. I challenge you all to Take a road trip but never cross over into another state and just experience the awesomeness that NC has to offer. When I was younger my friend Sherry and I would open up the NC map and one of of us would close our eyes and circle our right hand 3 times and point to a place on the map. We would find the closest attraction to that area and that’s where we would go. We have been to a dentist office close to the coast, to a tobacco barn close to the mountains and outdoor dramas both on the coast and in Cherokee. We would pack a picnic and head out. Boy those were the days. It was so much fun anticipating what we would truly see. We laughed so much. So I challenge you to do the same. Safe travels!!!!

    Rebecca Garner |
    June 09, 2022 |

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