Highlands Sports Complex Special Events

Best of the Tri-State

Enjoy the Best of the Tri-State in Style

Come join us for an unforgettable evening at the Highlands Sports Complex Inaugural Best of the Tri-State event! Get ready to sample the finest food from the Tri-State area restaurants, food trucks, and shops.

  • Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Highlands Sports Complex
  • 225 McCormick Way, Triadelphia, WV 26059

Prepare your taste buds to be amazed as local cooks showcase their incredible skills. You will sample menu items from various restaurants in the area and vote for your favorites to be named “Best of the Tri-State!” There will be 10 different categories.

  1. Best Sandwich
  2. Best Food Truck
  3. Best BBQ
  4. Best Pizza
  5. Best Bakery/Dessert
  6. Best Wings
  7. Best Taco
  8. Best Breakfast
  9. Best Coffee
  10. Best Burger

*Please note: Categories may change.

Kids Event

While guests must be 21 to participate in the Best of the Tri-State, a Kids Ticket provides access to the climbing walls and dinner. Parent or guardian must be attending the event to qualify.

$30 per child (plus tax), $20 per additional child (plus tax)

  • Must be at least 5 years old to attend.
  • Includes: Care of children while event takes place, play climb, arcade
  • Pizza, snacks and drinks provided.

Individual Ticket: $35 

*+Plus Tax

  • 20 Sample Tickets
  • 1 Drink Ticket

VIP Table Ticket: $600

*+Plus Tax

  • Private table for 10
  • 200 Sample tickets (20 for each person)
  • Beer & Wine for the table
  • Raffle Entry

Kids Ticket: $30 / $20 for each sibling

*+Plus Tax

  • Supervision by Highlands Sports Team Members
  • Arcade Time
  • Play Climb Time
  • Pizza Dinner



The Best of the Tri-State offers an exclusive VIP area. Whether you use this as a networking opportunity, a night out with friends or a thank you to your staff for a job well done this year, we would love to host you.


$700 Sponsorship Table (plus tax) Includes:

  • 10 guest tickets set (20 tasting sample tickets each)
  • A private table where you can enjoy your samples.
  • Complimentary bucket of beer from local distributor
  • Listing and company logo in all our partner collateral for the event
  • Listing and company logo in passport booklet each guest will receive upon entry.

Contact Kelly Clutter, Director of Operations, to purchase – kclutter@highlandssports.com


Think your signature dish is the Best of the Tri-State? Put it to the test at the Highlands Sports Complex Best of the Tri-State food competition!

10 Different Categories:

  • Best Sandwich
  • Best Food Truck
  • Best BBQ
  • Best Pizza
  • Best Bakery/Dessert
  • Best Wings
  • Best Taco
  • Best Breakfast
  • Best Coffee
  • Best Burger

Awards for all Categories

  • $50 per vendor space (discount for multiple vendor spaces)
  • Ticket rebate distributed post-event – $1 per ticket will go back to vendor

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to arrive at 7 pm?

No, you can arrive anytime between 7 pm-10 pm, but you want to arrive early to sample as many vendors as possible.

I bought an individual ticket, will there be a place for me to sit at a table to eat?

No, only tables will be provided for those purchasing VIP tickets. There will be a limited number of chairs and High Top tables around.

How will the voting work?

Upon entering, you will be given a voting ballot with a list of categories and restaurants competing. Check off the best in each category and hand in the ballet before leaving for the night.

How will I know who won?

We will announce the winners on Friday, September 15 @ 1 pm on Facebook Live.

How do the sample tickets work?

You will hand in tickets for sample-size portions from the different vendors. A sample will be one (1) to three (3) tickets depending on the vendor.

Can you purchase more sample tickets?

Yes, you can purchase an additional 10 sample tickets for $15.

What if I have extra tickets at the end of the night?

Sorry, we cannot refund or trade tickets for anything other than at the vendor stations.

What is the minimum age for Kids Ticket?

Kids tickets can be purchased for children ages 5 to 15 years old.

I paid for a Kids Ticket for my child. Can they walk around with me?

Unfortunately, no one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the area due to the sale of alcohol.

I’m no longer able to attend. What is your refund policy?

We will issue refunds until August 31. After this date, no refunds will be issued. You will be able to transfer your ticket to someone else. Please note Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable.