209 Magazine holds an annual ballot spanning the entire 209, appropriately called “Best of the 209“. Members of the community nominate the businesses they feel exemplify the best of the best in our region, and the public votes for their favorites. It’s a highly anticipated event every year, and we’re proud that it’s garnered such a loyal following!
In 2019, we held our inaugural Best of 209 Awards Gala, attended by winners and interested members of the public alike. Hosted by the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, the evening was full of great food and drink, the best businesses in the area, and great opportunities for us to get to know the communities we serve.