Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About the Lake Pub Crawl Passport 2021 - Answered!

Anytime something new is introduced, people have questions. Although the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl has been going on for decades now, the new 3-day long Lake Pub Crawl Passport format means things are going to be different than we are all used to.

As the hosting organization, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce thought long and hard before making any official decisions for this year’s event. Being an organization whose mission ties directly with supporting the local businesses and economy, we knew we could not just cancel one of the biggest annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks. Canceling the Lake Pub Crawl would lead to a substantial loss in revenue to our community in a time (February) where it’s not easily made up. 

Please find answers to our most recent Frequently Asked Questions outlined below:

Why is this year’s event 3 days instead of the traditional 1?

Because there will not be busses this year, we felt adding the two additional days would allow participants additional time to visit all participating venues. Especially if they are seeking a chance at the $1,000 cash prize, which requires 100% completion of passport stops.

Why have the Pub Crawl event if there are no busses?

That’s a great question and is one getting asked heavily right now as we roll out the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport event details. We want to continue to support our local businesses and community and if we have to modify the event in order for it to take place, then Let’s Do It! 

With the understanding busses could not be an option this year due to current pandemic concerns, the Chamber, along with participating venues, agreed. The lake offers a variety of other transportation means (local cab, local transportation companies, Uber, Lyft, etc.) that our participants can take use of.

What about safety?

Just like in previous years, we encourage our participants to be safe and responsible. For convenience, several transportation services will be listed on both the website as well as the official Mobile App Passport. (The app will be available for purchase in early February.) We have also seen many responses already on our LakePubCrawl Facebook page from local drivers promoting their individual services during our Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras weekend.

What is the “Passport”? That’s new.

Since we are hosting a 3-day event with no busses this year, wristbands did not make sense. Instead, we created a mobile passport app. 

All participants will download the app on their phone. The app enables you to check-in at all participating locations, receive their special Lake Pub Crawl promotions, AND win some amazing prizes! Basically, the passport app replaces the wristband used in previous years, identifying you as participating in the 2021 Lake Pub Crawl. Participants will need to have the official passport app to be eligible for prizes. (See Rules & Regulations for passport details.)

Is a Passport required to participate?

The short answer is no. All participating venues will be open during their scheduled hours for both participants and the general public. If you plan to visit at least 50% of the participating venues during the event weekend, we encourage you to participate with a passport to allow yourself the chance to win some amazing prizes! (Visit our website to see the list of prizes.) 

We truly hope the majority of your questions about the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport have been answered above. Please join us on Facebook and Instagram for news and updated information as we continue to finalize plans for this new version of a very popular event. 

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  1. Will there be bands at the venues that participate this year

  2. If there are no wrist bands and you don't wanna purchase the app are venues going to charge cover fees ?