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Raid the op shop for your Pub Fest costume this year

Pete and Dan Scotney, Tom Ferguson, Sam Scotney and Chelsea Anderson had fun creating their costume for last year's Pub Fest and this year's organisers are encouraging revellers to wear op shop clothes.
Pete and Dan Scotney, Tom Ferguson, Sam Scotney and Chelsea Anderson had fun creating their costume for last year's Pub Fest and this year's organisers are encouraging revellers to wear op shop clothes. Alistair Brightman

IF YOU will be one of the thousands of people attending World's Greatest Pub Fest this year, make sure you dress to impress in your op shop best.

Maryborough will host the annual event on Sunday, June 8, and while costumes have long been part of the Pub Fest tradition, this year attendees are being encouraged to get their garments from a local op shop.

The theme is magic and fantasy and the official colour purple, in honour of the event's charity partner Alzheimer's Australia.

Aislinn Barrett, events officer at Fraser Coast Opportunities said the idea of wearing op shop costumes originally came from Councillor Darren Everard.

"It was with the aim to ensure as many charities as possible benefit from the event," she said.

The theme and charity is linked with fantasy novelist Sir Terry Pratchett, whose adaptation of Witches Abroad is coming to Maryborough the week of Pub Fest.

Ms Barrett said this year was the 10 year anniversary of the celebration and a new attempt to break the pub crawl world record would be made.

Prizes starting at $500 for individuals will go to the best dressed, as voted for by the public and judges.

Topics:  maryborough, op shop, pubfest, pub fest



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