The Friendly Inn is hosting the biggest festival of Craft Beer and Barbeque in History! (Well in the history of Kangaroo Valley that is)

To be held on the weekend of the 16th and 17th November 2019, on the grounds of the Friendly Inn. The Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer & BBQ Festival is host to not one, but two, distinctly different BBQ competitions. Where teams will compete for an amazing $12,000 in cash and prizes and visitors can actually get involved by becoming a guest judge! In addition this year, we will host our first "Kids Q Australia" event.

Also featured on both days are an amazing Craft Beer Expo, an array of unique BBQ inspired caterers, numerous Live Entertainment acts,  a Sausage Eating competition and the incredibly popular "Pig's Day Out" thoroughbred piglet races.

There are so many opportunities for audience participation and festival cheer that you are sure to have yourself an awesome, legendary weekend. A weekend that  only the friendly staff of the Friendly Inn and the beautiful, picturesque grounds of their famous beer garden can deliver.


We strongly advise some local walking distance accommodation so that you can enjoy the food and craft beer and then stroll home to sleep soundly!


  • Kookaburra Hill, luxury and convenience make this architect designed accommodation the perfect choice to enjoy the festival and Kangaroo Valley surrounds.


  • Kayenta, a cosy cottage set walking distance from the village centre. This is a unique property and has spectacular views of the valley escarpment.


  • Myrtle Tree- Lodge, Two properties set side by side with the choice of Flowers (a 2 bedroom unit)  set in the centre of the village and just a short stroll to the cafe’s, pie shop and the local pub!