Red Bud again named top holiday river town

River Travel Magazine on Dec. 12 announced the winners in their annual Best Holiday River Town Contest, and two local towns placed well this year.

Red Bud again took first place in its population category. Originally placed in the 501-5,000 category, that category was split. Red Bud was then listed as the first place town in the 501-1,000 population category before it was corrected and then listed as having a first place tie with Galena, IL in the 1,001-5,000 population category.

For more on the contest, please see this week’s print edition.