Cheers, Gold Coast. The Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is back!

Get ready to quench your long-waiting thirst for good music, good times and good vibes at the Crafted Beer & Cider Festival, Saturday November 28, 2020, 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm, in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

The 18+ festival will see over 200 individual brews roll in from over 40 of Australia’s best crafty beeristas, gourmet food trucks and live music for the one-day-event at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach after previous restrictions led the event to shift its dates.

And this isn’t even the best news! With capacity restrictions for outdoor events easing in Queensland, the sold-out festival has increased their capacity with a final release of new tickets.

Running for 3 successful years, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is a beach-side event showcasing handcrafted beer, cider and selected beverages from South-East Queensland, interstate and international brewers, complete with an extensive range of local and national live entertainment.

Major Events Gold Coast CEO, Jan McCormick said:

This Festival is quickly becoming one of the must-attend events on the Gold Coast events calendar. I therefore commend the organisers’ resilience in managing to regroup and postpone the event to November 2020, so the country’s best craft brewers can still bring their brews to the ‘Coast.  It’s a win-win for beer lovers and the Gold Coast!

Filled to the brim with local talent, the festival has unveiled its new addition ‘Local’s Lane’, a dedicated area to shine a spotlight on the Gold Coast brewing industry.

The festival has also teamed up with Gold Coast Music to produce a stellar line-up that’s overflowing with local artists + entertainment and activities, including live music, beer yoga, food eating competitions and the all-new Jimmy Brings Games Arena with ping pong tables, basketball hoops and more.

Tickets are available now via the Crafted website and Oztix.

Crafted Beer & Cider Festival is proudly supported by Major Events Gold Coast.

Major Events Gold Coast has eyes firmly set on 2021 and beyond.

Launching a Major Events organisation in the midst of a global pandemic may seem like an odd decision, but the organisation that officially opened its doors today has its eyes firmly set on producing and attracting events to the Gold Coast from 2021 and beyond.

Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC) is a result of the amalgamation of three City of Gold Coast entities, Surfers Paradise Alliance (SPA) est. 2000, Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC) est. 2010 and Broadbeach Alliance (BA) est. 2002.   Three entities with a long, long history of producing events for our city.

The MEGC team is now a force of innovative event specialists, determined to ignite the city with a vibrant array of festivals, sporting and cultural events that embrace diversity and showcase the Gold Coast as a world-class, global events destination.

Chief executive Jan McCormick said her organisation would work to ensure all tourism areas of the Gold Coast benefited.

We’re doing this to ultimately drive great visitation back into our city and we will try as much as possible to attract events across the city.

Mayor Tom Tate praised the function of MEGC.

This is the best of the best that’s going to be formulating events on the Gold Coast.  You look at the quality of the board, the people who are going to be running it, the CEO….. The days of having our events calendar not coordinated is gone because it’s going to be run by one organisation

He added:

Bringing three separate organisations into one would be a more efficient use of ratepayer funds. It’s better value for ratepayers because you only need one overhead instead of having three.

Major Events Gold Coast is looking forward to sharing exciting news about its events and festivals for 2021 and beyond.  Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter and sign up for the MEGC newsletter via the website