Vote Now For Amherstburg Attractions In The Best Of Windsor Essex Awards

Amherstburg attractions, experiences and businesses have been nominated 31 times in 25 categories in the 8th Annual Best of Windsor-Essex awards. 

The deadline to help your favourite Amherstburg spots win top honours is 11:59 p.m. Sunday so take a few minutes this weekend and cast your votes!

The lights in the park reading Amherstburg with red fireworks in the sky above the river in the background.

Our quaint and colourful downtown shopping district, the River Lights Winter Festival, King’s Navy Yard Park, the ghost tours at Park House Museum and multiple historic sites are among the nominees that include local restaurants, retail shops, a winery, a brewery, a distillery, a gallery and even a challenging mini golf course in the heart of Malden.

King's Navy Yard Park was named Best Park or Garden in Windsor-Essex last year, a category it has won for multiple years running. It is nominated in that category again this year as well as in the Favourite Photo Op category for the County of Essex. Fort Malden National Historic Site is also nominated this year in the Photo Op category.

River Lights Winter Festival was nominated this year in the best Holiday Event category and the Gibson Gallery, which does so much to promote local art and artists in this Town, was nominated in the Best Art Gallery or Space. In the local Artisan or Maker category, Park House Museum and Terra Green Gardens picked up nominations. Terra Green Gardens was also nominated in the Locally Made Store category.

A sign says Welcome in King's Navy Yard Park with a ship on the water in the background.

As might be expected, Amherstburg dominates the Best Historical Attraction category, occupying three spots with the Amherstburg Freedom Museum, Fort Malden National Historic Site and Park House Museum.

The Amherstburg Farmers Market was nominated in the Best Farmers Market category and so was the Farm House Market in McGregor. G.L. Heritage Brewery was nominated for Best Brewery Experience again this year, Wolfhead Distillery was again nominated in the Art of the Cocktail category and Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery was nominated in the Best Winery Experience category.

Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant received two nominations, one in the Best Date Night category and another in the Best Pasta House category. Neighbour Caffeine and Co. received a nod in the best Coffee House or Roaster Category and fellow neighbour Waterfront Ice Cream and Yogurt was nominated in the Ice Cream Parlour category. Burger 67 also received a nomination for best Burger Joint.

A new entry to this year’s list was The Little White Church, which was nominated in the Unique Stay category.

The Little White Church pictured from Howard Avenue

Congratulations and best of luck to all of the nominated businesses!

Take a few minutes to vote for a local establishment and help build a buzz for the 'Burg! It doesn't cost anything but can help generate some positive social media attention for our local businesses, events and attractions.



Art Gallery or Space

  • Gibson Gallery

Tour or Experience

  • Park House Museum Ghost Tours

Attraction – Family Friendly

  • Ure’s Country Kitchen and Mini Golf

Attraction – Historical

  • Amherstburg Freedom Museum
  • Fort Malden National Historic Site
  • Park House Museum

Holiday Event

  • River Lights Winter Festival Amherstburg

The Art of a Cocktail

  • Wolfhead Distillery

Brewery Experience

  • G.L. Heritage Brewing Co.

Coffee House or Coffee Roaster

  • Caffeine and Co.

Winery Experience

  • Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery

Burger Joint

  • Burger 67

Date Night Spot

  • Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant

Farmers Market

  • Amherstburg Farmers Market
  • The Farm House Market

Ice Cream Parlour

  • Waterfront Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt

Pasta House

  • Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant

Pizza –

  • Armando’s
  • Capri


  • Holiday Beach Conservation Area

Birding Hub

  • Holiday Beach Conservation Area

Park or Garden

  • King’s Navy Yard Park


  • ERCA Greenways

Artisan or Maker

  • Park House Museum
  • Terra Green Gardens

Locally Made Store

  • Terra Green Gardens

Shopping District

  • Amherstburg

Bed and Breakfast

  • Bondy House Bed and Breakfast

Unique Stay

  • The Little White Church

Favourite Photo Op – County of Essex

  • King’s Navy Yard Park
  • Fort Malden National Historic Site

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