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21 July, 2021

Come on Mackay! Beer and Barbecue? Yes please!

MACKAY'S BBQ and Beer Festival is back for 2021!

The barbeques are heating up again and the festival is back! 

After a disappointing 2020 for events the Mackay BBQ and Beer Festival is back on Saturday the August 28 from 12-8pm at Harrup Park. 

Who doesn’t love having a Barbie and enjoying the finer Beers in life? 

So why not enjoy a day out in the sun with friends, listening to live music, eating some great food and drinking your choice of more than 50 Australian and International Beers! 

This year, the event's BBQ Battle Competition has been sanctioned by the Australasian Barbecue Alliance and is going to be bigger than ever as local and traveling rivals fight it out to impress the judges to win their share of the $9,500 prize pool - and registrations are still open!

The good times don’t stop there, either, with Mackay’s Best Sausage Competition giving local butchers the chance to battle it out and claim the title of Mackay’s best Sausage! 

There is also the famous Chilli Eating Contest which will give people the honour of proving to themselves how tough they are again a humble chilli and throughout the day there will be plenty of live entertainment from Silky Fuzz, Moss & Fern, Markus and Tate Obst.

Harrup Park general manager, Adrian Young said organisers were extremely excited to be doing this amazing event again in 2021! 

"It’s great to have some Mackay butchers and local BBQ enthusiasts involved in the competitions," Mr Young said. 

"There will also be a number of local breweries showcasing their products."

For information or to be a part of the event as a vendor or sponsor, contact Vernon Oosthuizen, Marketing and Events Manager, Harrup Park Country Club on 07 4944 0000 or

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at  

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