Beer Footy Food Festival 2024 Series

The beloved Beer Footy Food Festival is expanding this year, with two days of festivities in North Sydney before it returns to Henson Park.
Ben Hansen
March 28, 2024


It's a decades-old inner-west tradition: watching the Newtown Jets' home footy game from up on the hill at Henson Park, that is. But things have been dialled up a few notches over the years with the introduction of The Beer Footy Food Festival.

In 2023, the annual event returned with its biggest set of festivities to date, transforming into Welcome Day in partnership with The Music and Booze Co and Heaps Gay. Now, in 2024, it's going on tour, with not one, not two, but three days of Beer, Footy and Food coming to Sydney.

It will all kick off with a new expansion to North Sydney Oval. The hallowed North Shore suburban ground will host a special NSW Cup Magic Round across two days in May: Saturday, May 18–Sunday, May 19. Much like the NRL's Magic Round, which sees all 17 clubs descend on Brisbane for a week of back-to-back games at Suncorp Stadium, the Beer Footy Food Festival has linked up with the North Sydney Bears to host a full round of reserve-grade rugby league at North Sydney Oval.

Across the weekend, you can catch classic match-ups like the West Magpies taking on the Parramatta Eels, the North Sydney Bears and the South Sydney Rabbitohs going head-to-head, and the Newtown Jets battling it out with the Newcastle Knights.

Then, on Saturday, July 27, the Beer Footy Food Festival will return to its spiritual home at Marrickville's Henson Park for its usual day of good feeds, brews and a little bit of rugby league, with the Parramatta Eels and Newtown Jets hitting the field for the main event.

As usual, Pro Wrestling Australia will be back to deliver some half-time entertainment. And, while the roster of breweries and food stands popping up at Henson Park hasn't been revealed yet, it's safe to say beloved mainstays like Yulli's, Grifter, Philter, Hawke's and Happy as Larry will more than likely be making an appearance.

If you're heading down on July 27, make sure you pack your footy so that you can take part in the post-match kick-around on the hallowed turf of Henson Park.

Tickets for Magic Round at North Sydney start from $30 for one day or $55 for a two-day pass. And entry for the classic BFF Festival at Henson Park will set you back $25 (or $60 for the whole family).

If you want to wrap your head around the full schedule, head over to the festival's Instagram account.

Top image: Tom Wilkinson.


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