Best of Oxford has been around for more than 10 years, originating as an annual voting contest in The Oxford Eagle in which readers would pick their favorite local businesses. This year, we expanded Best of Oxford to reach a larger print and digital audience and involve more of the community, featuring the winners in a special issue of Oxford Magazine and hosting our first-ever Best of Oxford winners’ celebration at The Lyric.

Here are some of the highlights from the June 15 event, which featured an array of cocktails, local food, live music and big prize raffles.

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Y'all...the FOOD! #bestofoxford

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The McDaniel gals are out and about!

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Best of Oxford

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Celebrating hotworx getting the best of oxford new workout! Night out ????????????

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@ethelmwedzii needed a date. I had a dress. #bestofoxford

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We're scammers, Francis.

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We are happy to announce that Oxford Bridal was selected Best Bridal Store in Oxford!

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Thanks to all of our loyal customers for all of your love and support!! Also for voting us as the Best of Oxford!!

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Had ourselves a little roommate date at the Best of Oxford last night. ???? #oxford #best

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Best children's boutique of Oxford or best staff?? Lmk ????

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"Hold on, hold on, hold on..ok I got it." - Sam (looking for his spinner) #nailedit #bestofoxford #swagbag

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