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Pub Fest June 2014 in the Birthplace of Mary Poppins …Maryborough

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Pubs have been a vital way of life in Maryborough since the days of the first shanty inns back in 1847.  Now these heritage treasures have made it on to the world stage through the World’s Greatest Pub Fest.   At its peak there were almost 40 pubs in the immediate Maryborough area – many of which remain today and are part of the history-making annual pub fest event. The event not only helps to celebrate the important social role of the city’s pubs since its inception, but highlights Maryborough’s outstanding heritage architecture which is on show in its historic pubs and buildings.Maryborough is one of Queensland’s oldest cities and has a rich and fascinating history, but what really sets Maryborough apart is that much of that heritage remains – just waiting to be uncovered.Enjoy a drink  at a century-old pub and be a part of living history at the 2014 event. Maryborough is approx 32 kms from where we live in Hervey Bay  & is the birthplace of PL Travers author of Mary Poppins (and features in the Movie Saving Mr Banks)

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 The Guiness World Record for the greatest pub crawl was first set by the town of Maryborough in June 2005 with a total of 1,198 participants lining the streets. Maryborough continued to break this record in the following years however had challenges from London, New York and most recently Kansas City who won the title in 2013. Many participants dress in silly costumes for the day

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