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Worlds Greatest Pub Fest 2013

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by Emma Elliott (subscribe)
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Travel three hours north of Brisbane and you will hit one of Queensland's oldest provincial cities - Maryborough. This lovely little town is filled to the brim with heritage and a long line of history - especially when it comes to pubs. Pubs have been a way of life in the 'Borough', dating back to 1847. The founder of the city was a publican himself. So it's no surprise that this little city celebrates its heritage once a year with the 'World's Greatest Pub Crawl'.

The thing you might find surprising is that this event was a world leader. Maryborough Pub Festival was registered with the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005 and 2006 for the greatest pub crawl. Only in late 2006 did London (yes, that is right a city with millions and millions of people), break its attendance record by 41 people.

The pub crawl is themed every year with prizes going to best dressed. The event is sprawled throughout the city, with buses running from pub to pub. The main aim is to have a drink at 10 pubs out of the total 12 that participate. Do this and you will be in the running to win some great prizes - 2012 saw one lucky person heading to Oktoberfest in Germany with some of their friends.

The main street is closed for the duration of the day to make way for on street beer gardens, food stalls and stages for bands to perform on. You will find many bands around town and the atmosphere is electric. A food and wine festival is hosted the day before the pub festival where attendees are able to indulge in many gastronomic delights.

Come along on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June 2013 to create a little history in a town that boasts so much of it.
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