Since 2005, the World’s Greatest Pub Fest has honoured the quintessential Australian tradition of an good, old fashioned bar hop.
It is a celebration of mateship and reunions and highlights Maryborough’s outstanding heritage architecture and welcoming hospitality. The Pub Fest has a timeless appeal and crosses cultural and demographic boundaries. Young and old, friends and strangers, chat, laugh, dance and party away the afternoon as they work their way around the city’s pubs. Some of the most enthusiastic revellers are groups of grandmothers and grandfathers who – like so many others – use the fest as an annual reunion.
Event-goers in outlandish costumes walk or ride buses between local venues, including a number of historic Queenslander hotels, to join in the wacky fun.