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A Beef & Beers Festival Is Hitting The Coast

By Claire Plush
2nd May 2019

WA's Beer and Beef Festival

If you’re mad for meat, we’ve got some downright exciting news for you. 

An awesome meat-centric event is popping up on the Sunshine Coast and here’s everything you need to know. 

The Sunshine Coast’s first ever Beef & Beers Festival will be a giant foodie heaven, dishing out barbecued chews and ice cold brews to the hoards very soon. 

Held at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday 31 August, the protein-filled event promises to serve up the best slow-cooked smoked meats (think: lamb, ribs, pork and beef) from some of our favourite restaurants and stalls, including Dirty Moes, Gympie vendors Beauty and the Beards and the German Sausage Hut to name a few. Post-meat feast, your dessert stomach will be well-looked after thanks to the folks at Donut Kitchen and their morsels of doughy perfection.  

But that’s not where it ends, it’s also a beer festival after all. So, expect a full range of thirst-quenching beers from Newstead Brewing Co. and Diablo Ginger Beer, plus live blues and roots tunes from the likes of Mufasa + The Pride, Manoa and Jordan McRobbie. 

There will be an onsite BBQ and grilling expo for those who want to learn while gorging on the good stuff, plus an in-depth Q&A with industry experts, putting an end to your barbecue horror stories. And, if you’re a tad competitive, you might want to sign up to the hot dog-eating competition or the awards for the best beard—just make sure you clean it of any brisket before swooping up the prize. 

Early bird tickets to the Beef & Beers Festival have just dropped, so grab yours here and then get counting down to this winter’s biggest and best meat fiesta. 

The Details

What: Beef & Beers Festival
When: Saturday 31 August, from 12.30pm to 8pm
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium, Eastern Foreshore, Lake Kawana
Cost: Prices vary, children under 12 are free

Image credit: Andres Medina

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