UPDATE 10AM:

The World's Greatest PubFest is known for its quirky costume's worn by revellers.

While $1700 cash-prizes were awarded to those best-dressed on the day, the merriment continued throughout the week with the people's choice awards open for public vote.

Out of the 20 costume wearing individuals and groups selected to compete, there were only two winners.

Tash Kruske and Nick Blackwood, who went as Zombie mad hatters together, became $300 richer on Friday afternoon after scoring more than 2000 likes on Facebook.

Kate Walker, from Brisbane, was also selected as winner after her zombie get-up earned more than 1,700 likes in the public vote.

GRUESOME: Kate Walker was placed second in the people's choice vote. Her zombie costume earned more than 1700 likes on Facebook.
GRUESOME: Kate Walker was placed second in the people's choice vote. Her zombie costume earned more than 1700 likes on Facebook. Contributed

 

EARLER:

WHILE the date for next year's World's Greatest PubFest is only tentative, more than 600 people have already indicated they will go.

A save-the-date Facebook invite for April 30, 2017 was advertised by organisers in the days after last Sunday's pub-crawl, as a final decision awaits committee consideration along with the arrangement of public liability insurance.

President Brendan Heit said some publicans had suggested a later time in the year to hold the annual crawl, to avoid sharing the weekend with other major events on the Fraser Coast, which could detract from the day's turnout.

MOVE TO OCTOBER? Evil clown Morgan Hobler from Brisbane at the Central Hotel during the World’s Greatest PubFest in Maryborough on May 1.
MOVE TO OCTOBER? Evil clown Morgan Hobler from Brisbane at the Central Hotel during the World’s Greatest PubFest in Maryborough on May 1. Alistair Brightman

This year, PubFest, which had 1629 passports counted by adjudicators for the Guinness world's biggest pub-crawl record, shared the Labour Day long weekend with the Wide Bay Rodders' annual Show and Shine, which attracted more than 2000 people to Pialba State School earlier on Sunday morning.

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The Saturday also saw more than 1000 people head to the Seafront Oval to enjoy all the thrills at the Pro Bull Riding Live Series Tour, hosted by the Fraser Coast Chronicle and Rural Weekly.

Late April and early May is also a busy time of year, with Anzac Day commemorations and Mother's Day to consider, along with the Bay to Bay Yacht races.

A change in dates for the PubFest is nothing new - the Heritage City publicans, who organised the event for the first time this year, had a month's less planning time after the event's usual June date was pushed forward to May, following a swap-around of both the Queen's Birthday and Labour Day long weekends.



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