Take a look at how Pubfest has evolved over the years

2005: Maryborough set the original Guinness World record for most people on a pub crawl with 1198 participants.

2006: 2237 people visiting 10 pubs in six hours, breaking the record a second time. Sadly, the record was snatched a few months later by London-which despite its population of 7.5 million
to Maryborough's 26,000, beat the record by just 41 people.

2007: Determined to snatch back the World's Biggest Pub Crawl status, 2,758 official crawlers came from all over Australia to reclaim the title. 

2008: Maryborough once again made international history and broke all records, with just over 3000 official crawlers taking part. 

2009: The City That Never Sleeps briefly stole the crown from Maryborough, when a record 3,163 revellers gathered in New York on 14 March-but the victory was short-lived.
Partiers painted the town pink with the first themed Pub Crawl raising money for the McGrath Foundation. 4718 official participants took part in Maryborough's World's Greatest Pub Crawl. In February it was announced that Maryborough was once again the title-holder for World's Biggest Pub Crawl.

2010: The Heritage City just missed out on a new record, with participants dressed in blue for prostate cancer handing in 4122 cards at the end of the day.

Pubfest - (L) Monica Nevett (Luigi) and Janet Broom (Mario) at the Portside Rotary Pub.  10m471m
Pubfest - (L) Monica Nevett (Luigi) and Janet Broom (Mario) at the Portside Rotary Pub. 10m471m Alistair Brightman

2011: Just over 3000 drinkers dressed in orange to farewell the beloved pub crawl and raise money for the State Emergency Service - unofficial participants were believed to number 10,000.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council announced that far from being cancelled, as many had feared, it would instead be reborn into a two-day event incorporating a fine wine and food festival, the Portside Food and Wine Fest.

Chronicle photographers Alistair Brightman and Nat Bromhead capture the fun of the Pub Fest
Chronicle photographers Alistair Brightman and Nat Bromhead capture the fun of the Pub Fest

2012: Numberswere down but the spirit was still high for World's Greatest PubFest 2012. 
About 1600 official PubFest cards had been handed in by the 6pm deadline.

Michelle and Michael Schulz dressed in yellow as Lego versions of Tarzan and Jane.
Michelle and Michael Schulz dressed in yellow as Lego versions of Tarzan and Jane. Robyne Cuerel

2013: With a record number of crawl cards already sold, organisers of the 2013 World's Greatest Pub Fest reckon Maryborough is in for its busiest and brightest event in history.
Up to 10,000 jubilant pub crawlers are expected to make their way around 13 pubs on Sunday. 

The Rambogan Super Sailors team of Ryan McGrath and brothers Danny, Sam and Peter Scotney at PubFest.
The Rambogan Super Sailors team of Ryan McGrath and brothers Danny, Sam and Peter Scotney at PubFest. Alistair Brightman

2014: An estimated crowd of more than 4000 people may have failed to set a new world record, but have helped to raise more than $6000 for charity, as part of Sunday's World's Greatest Pub Fest.

Maryborough players' Mel Haigh, Lynette Thompson, Lynda Eggerling and Trish Milne help launch Pub Fest 2014 in the theme of magic and mystery.
Maryborough players' Mel Haigh, Lynette Thompson, Lynda Eggerling and Trish Milne help launch Pub Fest 2014 in the theme of magic and mystery. Robyne Cuerel

2015: The region's big weekend of back-to-back festivals brought about 7000 people into the streets of Maryborough, but new arrival Relish is fast becoming more popular than PubFest.
While the three-year-old Relish's popularity increases, with about 3000 attending this year, PubFest remained at about 4000, according to Cr Daniel Sanderson, publicans and patrons.

PubFest - Madeleine's - (L) Sarah Silvestro, Bec Byford, Lucy O'Connell, Cassie Byford and Katelyn Ball at the Carriers Arms. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
PubFest - Madeleine's - (L) Sarah Silvestro, Bec Byford, Lucy O'Connell, Cassie Byford and Katelyn Ball at the Carriers Arms. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman


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