John Meyers holds the certificate that confirms Maryborough is again the Guinness World Record holder of the largest pub crawl.
John Meyers holds the certificate that confirms Maryborough is again the Guinness World Record holder of the largest pub crawl.

Record confirms what locals knew

WE KNEW it was coming but Guinness World Records has finally confirmed Maryborough’s place in the record books.

More than eight months after a world record bid of 4718 pub crawlers was lodged last June, a letter arrived in a Maryborough letterbox this week confirming the record had been grabbed back from New York.

New York’s record of 3163 was set on March 14 during the Annual Luck of The Irish St Patrick’s Pub Crawl and quickly verified by Guinness World Records.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Pub Fest chair Anne Nioa said, “but now we can officially say the record we originally set in 2005 with 1200 participants is ours again.”

Maryborough will make its sixth world record attempt on June 13 this year as part of a new look, re-branded World’s Greatest Pub Fest.

“It will still be the world’s best pub crawl, it will still be another fun-filled world record grabbing attempt, but by making a few important enhancements this year’s event will be bigger, better and smarter.”



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