WATCH: Community backs Maryborough's PubFest
WESTSIDE Tavern supervisor Bec Vollmerhouse has seen firsthand the cash splashed by PubFest revellers across Maryborough.
Since 2005, the event has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Fraser Coast economy every year.
Now she wants as many people as possible to turn up on the new May 1 date to again help the city's tills ring.
With public liability insurance secured, merchandise orders about to be placed and television and radio advertising soon to begin, the event is full steam ahead for the Maryborough publicans organising it.
A recent online poll has revealed the majority of those who took part are big supporters of the event.
We asked "What do you think of Maryborough's PubFest" with 64% of respondents voting it as a a well-managed event that they attend every year.
What do you think of Maryborough’s PubFest?
This poll ended on 23 February 2016.
It’s great and well-managed, I go every year
I think it is a good idea, I haven't been but want to go
Anything that promotes drinking is wrong
I think it shop be stopped
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Westside Tavern manager Judy Rudolph, who is this year's PubFest committee vice-president, said pub crawlers could expect to enjoy drinks at at least 12 licensed venues.
With a crowd of thousands expected, Ms Rudolph said the committee was finding out how to break a record for the world's biggest pub crawl.
"We are anticipating it to be better than last year," she said.
About 4000 pub crawlers attended in 2015 - the event shared the Queen's Birthday with Relish in June, but was moved after the long weekend was changed.
This year's theme is horror and the colour is red.
Are you a supporter of the event? Join the discussion and have your say below.