Port Macquarie is set to host a unique and exciting family event at Westport Park this September. The inaugural Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival is to be held on Saturday, September 26, with a festive atmosphere designed to celebrate all the good things in life: beer, cider, food, games and music.
The event will feature something for everyone and brings together some of the best of Australia’s beer and cider makers, set against the serene backdrop of the spectacular Hastings River.
A special bus timetable will ensure attendees can enjoy the afternoon of tastings, without having to worry about driving home.
The Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival will showcase a spectacular mixing pot of brews, with over fifty different beers and ciders represented, from local and Australian-wide brewers. The event presents a unique opportunity for the Port Macquarie community to engage the rapidly trending craft beer and cider craze and efficaciously sip the love, blood, sweat and tears poured into each barrel by incredibly enthusiastic brewers.
While Westport Park will be transformed into a bustling festival vibe and part hangout spot, the most exciting part of the day will be the inaugural Mid North Coast Beer Keg Toss! Inspired by the long tradition of the Highland Games, the Beer Keg Toss relies on a combination of technique, timing and pure power to succeed. Festival organisers are looking for the best male and best female to take out $600 in cash and prizes.
Competitors should register early to avoid disappointment. This is best done by visiting the website. Qualifying heats will be run throughout the day, and the penultimate final will decide the winner.
Families will be enchanted by the stripped back aesthetic and relaxed atmosphere that the interim outdoor beer garden presents.
While brewers jostle for bragging rights, Port Macquarie beer lovers will be in heaven as the town embraces a festival to celebrate the amber drop. There’s bound to be something new to discover, even for the educated palate.
The family event will feature gourmet food market stalls, games and live music. The games area will be bursting with activities to keep kids of all ages entertained, with a jumping castle, Bocce set up, giant Jenga play, plus lots more.
The Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival will kick off at midday and go through until 7pm.
For more information along with special event bus timetables, head to the website:
Presale Tickets: $25 + BF
Kids Tickets: $10 + BF | Kids Under Two FREE
Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 Kids): $60 + BF
Group Pass (buy 10 Adult tickets and get one FREE): $250 + BF
Tickets will be available on the day: $35
This article was from issue 117 of Greater Port Macquarie Focus.