UPDATE: Due to the extreme fire conditions in the region, the organisers have decided to cancel the festival and look at a future date instead.
After a year's hiatus, the beer lovers of Port Macquarie have another beer festival to look forward to.
The Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival lands on November 16, 2019, set against a backdrop of the Hastings River, and showcasing a diverse range of brews from across the country.
Joining local brewers Moorebeer and Wicked Elf are the likes of Balter, Capital The Welder's Dog, Bucket Brewery, Stone & Wood, and The Coastal Brewery plus local cider makers.
The 2019 festival also sees the return of the Mid North Coast Beer Keg Toss – their nod to the Highland Games, which relies on a combination of technique, timing and pure power to succeed. If that sounds like you, register with festival organisers via their website.
It's a family-friendly event featuring gourmet food market stalls, games and live music. The games area will be filled with activities to keep kids of all ages entertained with a jumping castle, Bocce, giant Jenga and more.
The organisers are putting on a special bus timetable so attendees can enjoy an afternoon of tastings without having to worry about driving home.
Tickets start from $29pp, with kids tickets at $15pp and under-twos getting in free. There are also family tickets for $75, covering two adults and two kids.
We've also got double passes to give away to members of The Crafty Cabal – head here to enter if you're a member.
What: Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival 2019
Where: Westport Park
When: November 16, 2019 – 1pm to 7.30pm