BestFest FAQ

What is BestFest?
BestFest is an annual charity event that celebrates the best of the tri-states. Community residents cast votes for their most beloved shops, restaurants, and businesses to determine winners for each category. 

When is BestFest?
BestFest is held the 3rd Thursday in March from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at The Grand River Center.

When does voting begin?
Voting begins in January. Find specific dates and options in the upcoming event below.

When do tickets go on sale?
BestFest tickets will be available at Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, and online at beginning in February.

How does this fundraiser help the tri-state area?
Hospice of Dubuque is grateful to be the recipient of the proceeds from BestFest. The funds raised through this event support patient care, bereavement services, and educational programs. We extend sincere thanks to the sponsors, committee members, participating businesses, volunteers, and the tri-state community for the continuing success of BestFest.


Upcoming Events


BestFest 2024

BestFest 2024

*March 21, 2024* 

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Past Events



BestFest 2023

Click Learn More to view a list of our BestFest 2023 Winners!

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Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors: Giese Companies, Honkamp, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center, Modernfold, Inc., Sedona Staffing Services

Bronze Sponsors: Access Systems, Biechler Electric, Inc., Conlon Construction, Flexsteel Industries, Straka Johnson, Tri-State Shred

Hospice of Dubuque is thankful to be associated with BestFest and to receive the proceeds from this fun event. The additional funding helps your hometown hospice continue to respond to the needs of tri-state patients and their families.