IN PHOTOS: Aussie World transforms into BBQ heaven

The barbecue was sizzling and the beer was flowing at the annual Sunshine Coast BBQ Festival as residents enjoyed the day of entertainment.

Aussie World was transformed into every meat lover's dream for Saturday's event, with stallholders featuring the best barbecue flavours and craft beer on offer.

Clint Vlasoff of Boss BBQ Smokers was one of many showcasing his products at the festival.

"We thought it would be a small turnout because of COVID, but it's been really good," he said.

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Ticketholders indulged in a range of authentic barbecue dishes from across the world, including baby-back ribs, 12-hour wood-smoked pulled pork, burgers and flamed-grilled pork belly.

Zara Mel spent almost the entire day at the festival and was impressed by the food choices on offer.

"It's also good they're still taking precautions and cleaning everything," she said.

Aussie World spokesman Tom Turner said the park had an approved COVID Safe Plan in place and staff were dedicated to keeping residents safe.

"Our team has worked hard over the past few months to introduce some new measures and processes to keep us all safe so that guests can still enjoy a day out in the park with family and friends," he said.

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"We know things are still a little different for people, but everything we've put in place is for the safety of our guests so it's important they play their part as well, without these new measures our events simply couldn't happen."



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