World's Greatest Pub Fest - This Weekend

Enjoy a drink at a century-old pub and be a part of living history at this 2016 event

Not only is the Fraser Coast home to the Hervey Bay Whale Watching and Fraser Island tours, we are also home to the annual Pub Fest event held annually in Maryborough, QLD.

Previous years Pub Fest and Historical Pubs


Since 2005, the World’s Greatest Pub Fest has honoured the quintessential Australian tradition of a good, old fashioned bar hop.

Maryborough set the first ever Guiness World Record for the most people on a pub crawl in June 2005 with a total of 1, 198 participants lining the streets and visiting its heritage hotels. Maryborough continued to set new records beating off challenges from London, New York and Halifax in Canada. In 2013, it set a new record of 4, 781 participants, but unfortunately lost to Kansas City later that year.

Maryborough is vying to re-gain the World Record, so come along to the

Maryborough Pub Fest and bring all your mates on

Sunday, 1st May 2016



Maryborough is one of Queensland’s oldest cities and has a rich and fascinating history, but what really sets Maryborough a part is that much of the heritage remains – just waiting to be uncovered.

To take part in this event buy an official Pub Fest passport; Get a team together and create your costumes; Find a starting point and join the fun with your mates. For further information visit

Will Maryborough re-gain their title?

This page will be updated once the figures are in.