WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Encore has a new way to celebrate the best Wilmington has to offer.
For more than 30 years, the publication has held its annual readers choice awards. The awards recognize businesses, eateries, bars, goods, services, people, media, arts and entertainment.
This year, the award winners will be announced at the Bestival, an event featuring arts and crafts, live music, food trucks and beer. The Bestival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Waterline Brewing Company on Surry Street.
Money raised at the event goes to the DREAMS Center for Arts Education, a nonprofit organization that provides painting, photography, dance, drama and creative writing classes for underprivileged children. DREAMS serves 800 children and their families in Wilmington each year. A $5 donation is suggested although there is no entrance fee. Those who donate will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
The awards will be announced throughout the day.
Beer tasting tickets are available in advance here.
In the past, Encore celebrated the awards with an adults-only, evening event. The Bestival is welcomes those of all ages.