Revellers just can’t wait to hit Heritage City for Pubfest
WHAT is red, tipsy and a little lucky?
Other than an Irish leprechaun, this Sunday it will be throngs of revellers dressed in rouge, and horror-themed costumes for a day filled with Heritage City fun.
Everyone at this year's Maryborough PubFest, with all 13 drinking destinations stamped off their passport, will be in with a chance to win a $5000 cash prize.
Westside Tavern manager Judy Rudolph said she hoped the event, tagged as the World's Greatest PubFest, would attract the numbers needed to set the Guinness record for the world's biggest pub crawl.
"We are expecting it to be a raging success," she said.
While sales of Maryborough PubFest passports have not been counted, the event has accrued more than 5000 likes on its Facebook page.
Ten of the 13 drinking venues on this year's route need to be stamped off with the purchase of a non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverage, for the official world record count.
Ms Rudolph said public interest in this year's fun, had been "good".
"We had a good response from the market day store on (last) Thursday," she said.
Another market day will be held today from 7am until 1pm near the Town Hall green to sell last-minute passports and merchandise, including shirts, lanyards and coolers.
Money raised will go to the Red Frogs Support Network.