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Goon and Nugz Fest

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A plate of chicken nuggets and a sack of goon in a half-cut box
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Time Out says

Live like a uni student (if only for a few hours) at the Ascot Lot’s latest thematic one-day party

If you’ve now entered full time work, you’ll probably agree that uni was the best time of your life. Sure, most of us had no money but the hours were relatively great, the socialising opportunities grand and many of us had the freedom for the first time to do whatever we pleased. 

The Ascot Lot is allowing all Melburnians regardless of study status to relive the hedonistic diets of their youth with a Goon and Nugz (sic) festival. On Saturday, January 25 (that’s the long weekend FYI) four local food trucks will descend on the festival to sling all sorts of nugs to hungry punters. There will also be veggo and gluten free nuggets if you’re not keen on meat or wheat. 

Rounding out the festival will be a pop-up goon bar serving glasses of goon poured fresh from the box, as well as craft beer and non-boozy drinks. The bar will also serve goon cocktails – we’re hope that includes the crème de la crème of goon cocktails, the Goon Sunrise. 

DJs and acoustic musicians will bring the party vibes and there will be a nugget eating competition. Plus a $50 bar tab goes towards whoever is judged as having the best goon and nugs-inspired outfit (the winner will be announced at 8pm).

Nicola Dowse
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Nicola Dowse


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