Mardi Gras Pub Crawl celebrates 11 years at the Lake

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Velvet and Aaron Noel enjoyed the 2011 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and came in true Mardi Gras style as they hopped from venue to venue.

The 11th Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is not only expected to be the largest ever held at the Lake — it’s also may be the largest in the world.

“According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pub crawl had 2,800 participants. Last year, we sold 5,700-plus wristbands for the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, and this year we’re hoping to attract 6,500 people,” said Jeff Carroll, event organizer, in a press release. “So even though our pub crawl isn’t certified by Guinness, it’s got to be the world’s largest.”

During the Pub Crawl, which will be held Feb. 11 from 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m., visitors will safely ride 22 buses to 21 participating bars and restaurants. Five smaller shuttle buses also will transport “crawlers” from participating lodging properties, starting at 3 p.m.

Throughout the evening, buses will make a continuous loop along ....

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