There is a lot that goes into Best of the Gold Coast. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions:

What is the Best of the Gold Coast?
The Best of the Gold Coast is a celebration of the best Fairfield County has to offer when it comes to Food & Drink, Style & Beauty and Living & Home – as voted by the readers of Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien, Stamford and Westport Magazines.

What is the Best of Gold Coast Party?
The Best of the Gold Coast Party showcases over 100 of this year’s winners in various categories such as food, drinks, fashion, fitness, music/entertainment, pets, weddings and more. It is a party like no other where the food, drink, entertainment…everything has been voted as “The Best.” It’s a great way to learn about and support local businesses in Fairfield County.

How do Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien, Stamford and Westport Magazines choose Best of Gold Coast Party winners?
We ask our readers to vote for their favorites in over 170 categories, through an online ballot. Voting took place from February 1-March 16 and we received over 62,700+ votes. The businesses that get the most votes are deemed the year’s Best of Gold Coast Winners.

Do advertisers automatically win?
No. Best of Gold Coast results are entirely based on our reader voting. Some winners may later choose to advertise, or happen to be advertisers however being an advertiser does not guarantee a win.

How can I find out who won?
You can pick up the July/August 2018 issues of Fairfield Living, New Canaan-Darien, Stamford and Westport Magazines or the July issue of Greenwich Magazine. Find a newsstand or visit our online directory of winners.

I am a winner. How can I promote my win?
Visit our online Best Of marketing store for branded plaques, signage, banners and more.

Where is the Party held?
Hilton Stamford, 1 First Stamford Place, Stamford
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How big is the Party?
We have more than 100 vendors and expect about 1,500+ attendees.

When is the Party?
Thursday, July 19, 2018. VIP entrance is at 6:00pm, General Admission at 7:00pm.
 The event ends at 9:30 pm.

What about bad weather? Is there a rain date?
Everything is inside. The event is held rain or shine.

How much does it cost?
VIP tickets: $100
General Admission tickets: $65.

How can I purchase tickets?

Do I need to bring money?
No, everything is included in the ticket price. There are two cash bars if you would like to purchase a beverage that is not being served by our winners.

I purchased my tickets online. How do I check-in?
When you arrive to the party all you need to do is give your name at check-in. We will verify against our list and give you an admission bracelet. Optional: you may bring a copy of your ticket confirmation email.

Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are non-refundable, no exceptions.

Are children allowed?
No. It is a 21 and older party and alcohol will be served.

What about parking?
Parking is free at the Hilton Stamford parking garage. We have several shuttles running in the garage throughout the evening to take you to and from the party.

What should I wear?
Business casual, comfortable shoes.