Round One Of The March Madness-Style Bracket Competition Kicks Off On Thursday, February 27 With 64 Contestants In The Running To Be Crowned The Pizza Champion 

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania (February 18, 2020)Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament hosted by Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is back for its fifth anniversary. Throughout February, VFTCB used social media platforms to challenge Montgomery County residents and visitors to vote for the best pizza shops in the area. Hundreds of nominations were submitted and the organization was able to narrow it down the competition to 64 contenders who will be included on this year’s bracket. Voting will begin on Thursday, February 27, 2020 and is open to the public.

Over the past five years, Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament has received an overwhelming amount of community support. The tournament has garnered thousands of votes from local pizza enthusiasts across Montgomery County, helping their favorite pizza shops make their way to the top and compete for the chance to be crowned winner of the year.

“We are excited to celebrate the fifth anniversary milestone of Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament," said Rachel Riley, Director of Communications at VFTCB. “We have received a tremendous response from the community since the tournament began and are excited to see what the 2020 tournament has in store.”

The tournament began in 2016 when VFTCB social media pages became heated over a list of recommended pizza shops, and the organization took the opportunity to create a community-involved contest. Over the last five years, the bracket-style tournament has grown from 32 pizza shops to 64 participating across 49 townships and boroughs in Montgomery County. Past winners include Chiaro’s Pizzeria & Restaurant (2016, 2017), Bravo Pizza (2018), and Via Veneto (2019).  

Pizza 2020

"We are proud to support an initiative that creates awareness around Montco’s rising culinary scene,” said Edward Harris, VFTCB’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We know this tournament will continue to grow and are excited to see some familiar faces return while also welcoming new ones. As pizza lovers ourselves, we are looking forward to watch shops go head to head as they compete for the coveted title.” 

The 2020 Moncto’s Best Pizza Tournament will close on April 10. For more information about the tournament, timeline, or to cast your vote, please visit:

For additional information or to schedule an interview with a representative from VFTCB regarding this year’s tournament, please contact Gabrielle Schwab from Neff directly via phone at (215)627-4747 x 122 or email at

Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament launched in 2016 when the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board’s Facebook page got heated over a list of recommended pizza shops. The organization took the opportunity to create a community-involved contest with a March Madness-style bracketed competition. For the fifth consecutive year, the VFTCB will put pie against pie in the fifth annual Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament. The tournament is a win for mom-and-pop pizza shops across Montgomery County and is a great opportunity to engage the public on social media, involve the community, and create awareness around Montco’s food scene. For more information about Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament, please visit,
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is a nonprofit, membership-based sales and marketing organization that actively promotes Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by encouraging patronage of its 600+ member hotels, restaurants, attractions, and services. The award-winning website links visitors, meeting planners, tour operators, and residents to a diverse portfolio of brands focused on reasons to visit the region.