After a brief hiatus in 2017, the beloved Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival will make its eagerly anticipated return in 2019. The festival will once again set up shop in its original home on Westport Park, armed with some of Australia’s best Beer and Cider makers.

Set with the serene Hastings River as backdrop, the event will be held Saturday November 16, showcasing a spectacular and diverse range of craft beer and cider. More than fifty different beers and ciders are set to be represented, from a selection of the finest brewers, both locally and Australian-wide.

The family event will also feature the regions very best 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, and more.

This year’s festival will also see the return of the ever popular Mid North Coast Beer Keg Toss; a nod to the long tradition of the Highland Games, the Beer Keg Toss famously relies on a combination of technique, timing and pure power to succeed. This year festival organisers are looking for the best male and best female Keg Throwers to take out $600 in cash and prizes. Competitors looking to show their skills should register early to avoid disappointment via the website. Qualifying heats will be run

throughout the day and the penultimate final will decide the winner, and crown the king of the Keg Toss!

To save the stress of driving home, a special bus timetable will be provided, to ensure that attendees can enjoy the afternoon of tastings without having to get behind the wheel.

The Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival will kick off at 1pm and go through until 7:30pm.

For more information along with special event bus timetables, head to the


Gates – 12:00 Noon – 7:30 PM

Adult GA Presale Tickets: $29 + BF
Kids Tickets (aged 3-17): $15 + BF | Kids Under Two FREE
Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 Kids): $75 + BF
Family Pass (2 Adults and 3 Kids): $85 + BF
Group (10x Adult GA + 1 x Adult GA free): $250 + BF
Tickets will be available on the day $35

Ticket and bus package information also available on the website

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