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Several activities and sights in Galax have won awards in Blue Ridge Country’s 2013 regional “Best of the Mountains” poll.
Readers chose the Blue Ridge Music Center as a gold winner for the best place to hear mountain music, the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention for silver for best music festival, and New River Trail Cabins for gold for best cabin rentals.
Galax’s historic downtown Rex Theatre won silver for best restored theater.
“Our readers voted in record numbers this year,” said Blue Ridge Country editor Kurt Rheinheimer. “We conduct Best of the Mountains voting only every five years, and we’re so pleased that our knowledgeable, mountain-loving readership turned up a few real surprises to go along with recognizing many of the classic sites and sights of the region.”
This year the poll features a variety of reader selections, ranging from best waterfall to best southern cooking.
Readers submitted votes online over two months. Ballots produced almost 250 platinum, gold and silver awards for cities, attractions, people and activities in the Blue Ridge Mountain region.
Winners can be found in the July/August edition of the magazine.