The annual Best of the Best Awards celebrates the best businesses, organizations, people and more that the local community believe deserve to be named the best! This annual event is hosted and organized by the Observer-Reporter and warrants more than 450,000 nominations and votes each year!


Check out the 2023 winners in the Craft Brewery, Farmers Market, Golf Course, Event and All-Around Restaurant categories below.


For more on this year's winners, check out Part II (Best Winery, Best Boutique, Best Hotel, Best Festival/Fair, Best Dining Experience) and Part III (Best Distillery, Best Antique Store, Best Museum, Best Tourist Attraction, Best Seasonal Attraction).

Best Craft Brewery

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The best Craft Brewery this year was Rusty Gold Brewing. Located in downtown Canonsburg, this micro-brewery offers pub food and in-house made beer. It also regularly offers live music. If you’re in the mood for a craft IPA, this is a stop for you.

Best Farmers Market

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Main Street Farmers Market

The winning Farmers Market was the Main Street Farmers Market — which happens weekly from mid-May through October in downtown Washington. The market takes place each Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and welcomes vendors with fresh produce, handcrafted goodies and nonprofits providing information on their services. They also have live music and food trucks each week!

Best Golf Course

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Nemacolin Country Club

Nemacolin Country Club was crowned the best Golf Course in 2023. Welcoming visitors to a full-service private country club, Nemacolin Country Club provides excellent golf, gourmet food options, friendly staff and more. It is located in Beallsville, PA and invites people to visit year round.

Best Event

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The Washington County Agricultural Fair was voted the best Event in 2023. This annual event celebrates the history of agriculture in Washington County. More than 2,000 animals are shown annually at this event, as well as 2,600 agricultural exhibits and 6,600 youth and craft exhibits. This event also offers attendees the opportunity to ride carnival rides, enjoy carnival-style food and take in the 225 years of history that the Washington County Agricultural Fair offers. This event takes place each August at the Washington County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Washington, PA.

Best All-Around Restaurant

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Angelo’s Restaurant was selected as the best All-Around Restaurant this year! Located in Washington, PA, Angelo’s is Washington’s original Italian restaurant — that has been serving great Italian food since 1939. They specialize in traditional and  modern cuisine and serve 18 flavors of homemade gelato in-house! Hungry? Head to Angelo’s today!